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Georgian Diamond Illusion Ring

$1,250

In the early 19th century, diamonds were hard to come by and, as with most rare things, they were wildly expensive. The five stone diamond ring was de rigueur for a well-heeled lady and this clever ring was a way to get the look without the imposing price tag. Diamond jewelry was reserved for evening wear, in the dim candlelight this ring, with its tiny diamond chips and domed silver settings, would give off a sparkle similar to its more expensive gemmier equivalent. French import marks.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), silver, 5 teeny tiny rose cut diamonds

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use; French import marks

  • Size

    8, can be slightly resized; 5.7mm head, 3mm shank

Georgian

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GeorgianEra

17141837

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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