Split Pearl & Old Mine Cut Diamond Five Stone Band, 18ct 18k Gold Antique Ring.

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Antique split pearl and old cut diamond five stone ring. The five gemstones are set in a line across the finger. The pearls are half pearls and are a warm, slightly off white in colour. Between them are bead set old mine cut diamonds. The diamonds are set down in the band with the smooth, polished sides sloping away. At the end of the row of gems is a stylish engraved floral design. Circa early 20th century, this ring is hallmarks for the last partial year of Queen Victoria's reign and the start of Edward's.

Gold has always been expensive. In order to keep the price of pieces down and make them affordable, therefore selling more and being able to afford a living, antique rings are often puffed in design. This allows them to keep the chunkier, wider and fashionable look without the weight and expense. This style does limit what alterations, such as sizing, can be made to the piece.

Split Pearls: 3, approx 2.7 mm each. The centre is more white and the outsides more silvery grey in colour.

Diamonds: 2, old mine cut, approx 2.35 mm each, 0.10 carats together, G / H colour, I1 clarity.

Partial hallmarks for 18 carat gold, assayed in Sheffield, date letter for 1900. One of the stamps has been lost due to previous resizing.

Size: UK - N; US - 6.75; EU - 17,2. This ring has a hallow shank, as can be common in Victorian rings, and is not suitable for resizing.

Measures approx 6.65 mm wide by 3.4 mm deep at centre pearl. 2.7 mm at back centre.

Weighs 3.8 grams.