Antique Victorian, 18ct Gold, Cat's Eye and Diamond Cluster Ring


£2,450
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Product SKU: ARB-166

Cat’s Eye Quartz and Diamond ring, late 19thcentury. The unusual cabochon stone at the centre of this ring shows a flash of light across its surface. Known as ‘chatoyancy’ or ‘cat’s eye effect’, this rare phenomenon is only found in a few stones, most notably chrysoberyl and quartz, and is caused by thousands of long, needle-like inclusions appearing alongside each other, reflecting a line of light that rolls across the stone as it is rotated. This Cat’s Eye Quartz has been set within a border of charming hand-cut 19thcentury cushion-shaped diamonds, to a subtly Baroque-style mount with scrolled shoulders – a perfect finishing touch to this beautiful Victorian ring.

 

Place Of Origin

United Kingdom

Stone Type

Quartz cat’s eye: Approx. 2.03 carats
Diamonds: Approx. 0.40 carats total

Stone Dimensions

Quartz cat’s eye: 12.5mm x 6.5mm x 3.5mm
Height of setting: 7.5mm
Width of setting at front: 16.5 x 11mm

Metal Type

18 carat yellow gold

Marks

None

Date Of Manufacture

Late 19th century

Period Of Manufacture

Victorian

Condition

Very good

Signs Of Wear

Very minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK N / US 6.75 (complimentary re-size available)

Weight

XX grams (gross)