This antique half-hoop ring features five spirited spinels with an estimated total weight of 1.85ct. Graduating in size, the stones are a compelling mixture of intense pink tones, all completely natural and free of any treatment. The undulating carved gallery cleverly forms the claws that hold the stones securely in place. Half-hoop or five-stone rings are an increasingly popular design, especially original Victorian examples, because of their wearability and versatility - a definite favourite for those who enjoy pairing rings and stacked styles. This particular half hoop is rare as it is unusually set with spinels. Place Of Origin:England Date & Design Period:Circa 1900 | Edwardian Metal Composition:18ct yellow gold; Marked '18 ct' Stone Composition:Spinel Principal spinel: 0.48ct.Length 5.4mm; Width 4mm; Depth 2.2mm Smallest side spinel: 0.33ct.Length 4mm; Width 3.4mm; Depth 2.9mm Total weight for all five spinels: 1.85ct (estimated) Treatment: None. Untreated/unheated spinel (assessed by our GIA qualified gemologist). Band Size: UK K | US 5.25. Single complimentary re-size available. This ring can easily be re-sized. Front Head Dimensions:Length 6mm; Width 17.5mm; Height of setting 2.9mm Condition and Wear:Very good overall. All claws re-tipped, intact and secure. All stones safely set in settings with claws fully covering each stone. Minor scratches due to age. A lovely ring with lots of charm and character.
Spinels are superb and historically important gemstones, particularly prized by Mughal emperors. The 6 carat unheated spinel in the centre of this antique ring showcases a beautiful, cool lavender shade. This stone is set in a beautiful early 20th century open work mount, set with early circular-cut and rose-cut diamonds in millegrain borders, with a beautiful scrolled gallery to the reverse that is curved to sit comfortably on the finger, making it perfect for everyday wear. Place Of Origin:Possibly French Date & Design Period:Circa 1900 | Early 20th Century Metal Composition:18ct yellow gold Stone Composition:Spinel: 6.5ct (estimated)Length 12mm; Width 10mm; Depth 7.2mm Treatment: Certified Untreated/minor oil (and assessed by our GIA qualified gemologist). This will be stated on the certificate of authenticity. Diamond Total diamond weight: 0.50ct (estimated). All diamonds bright, lively and matching, all appear original to the ring. Band Size: UK L / US 5.5. Single complimentary re-size available. This ring can easily be re-sized. Front Head Dimensions:Length 17.6mm; Width 16.1mm; Height of setting 8.5mm Condition and Wear:Excellent; minor wear commensurate with age. Centre spinel secure, new top section setting. All stones safely set within the settings, claws fully covering the stone. No damage to the setting. No scratches, cracks or chips to the spinel, recently polished.
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