This lovely five diamond ring is a wonderful example of the simple half-hoop style popular in late Georgian Britain (the style is called a "half-hoop" because the five stones cover about one-half of the ring, whereas a "hoop ring" has stones around the full circumference of the band.) The old mine cut diamonds are graduated in size, tucked into closed silver settings, and backed in foil to give the stones a uniform brilliance. The fluted hoop is made in 18k gold. Please note that it is best not to immerse foil-backed diamonds in water as it is possible for moisture to seep behind the stones, this means no wearing this beauty in the shower or the swimming pool.
18k gold (tests), silver with gold-washed back, 5 old mine cut diamonds: 2.9mm, 3.2mm, 5.3mm, 3.2mm, 3mm
Very good - wear to bezel edges commensurate with age and use
size 8.5, can be slightly resized; 6.6mm head, 1.5mm shank
1714 — 1837
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.