This splendid diamond cluster ring dates from around 1800, and holds a dozen bright rose cut diamonds in its sizable round head. The stones are held in place by silver collets and backed with foil, which was the standard practice for setting transparent gems up until the mid-19th century. These stones have a subtly gray tint owing to the age of the settings, but thanks to their size and strategic cut, still have a formidable sparkle.The minimal mounting features forked shoulders and a slim flat hoop. (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, 6mm rose cut diamond (center), 11 accent rose cut diamonds all approximately 2.5mm.
6, can be resized; 1.28cm head diameter, 2.1mm hoop.