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


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Product SKU: ARB-166

Cat’s Eye Quartz and Diamond ring, late 19th century. 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 19th century 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: 16.5mm x 11mm

Metal Type

18 carat yellow gold

Date Of Manufacture

Late 19th century

Period Of Manufacture



Very good

Signs Of Wear

Very minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

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