Please feel free to do a general search for MousesHouseAntiques as I have over 600 additional pieces available besides what is showing here! Also feel free to reach out if you are looking for anything specific! And many more coming soon - thanks for stopping by! Wonderfully sparkling French antique closed back / foiled old mine cut solitaire ring in 18k gold with buttercup face and swirling details at the shoulders. Such a lovely antique piece from the Victorian era.
The old mine cut diamond is bezel set with a domed foil back and measures about 5mm in diameter. It is not possible to know the depth of the stone without removing it which should not be done, but just using online calculators a 5mm old cut diamond can measure around. Antique box not included, it will come in a modern box.Hallmarked on one shoulder with the French horse head mark which was used on 18k gold between 1838 and 1919 which confirms the age of the ring. The diamond is about 5mm, depth unknown. It weighs 3.3 grams. Age appropriate wear for this estate piece. Typical antique diamond, this one has quite a few frosty inclusions giving it an interesting icy look, some of this may be from the foil back as well. There is a dark inclusions as well. It can reflect a slightly gray color at some angles from the foil but very sparkly and interesting and I like that it is more gray than yellowish as it gives it a wonderful antique look. Some wear to the prongs / bezel on one side. Some scuffs and nicks around the girdle seen under magnification, possibly from when it was set, but the stone is very secure.
But needs gentle wear as these closed back settings should not get wet, a quick splash is not the end of the world but they should not be submersed. Large footprint on the hand makes it a very eye catching piece.Very sweet piece from a very special era. I enjoy making my customers happy and matching unique pieces with new homes. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions! This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Rings". The seller is "callmemouse" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.