SOLD: Victorian ruby and diamond carved half hoop ring


Out of stock

Ask a question

From 1880 until about 1915 these carved half hoops were extremely popular in England. This fine example is from about 1890.

A friend says this ring looks like “old money”. It’s true: it isn’t ostentatious but it exudes quiet quality. Eight tiny rose-cut diamonds set between the three rubies and the two larger diamonds amplify its sparkle.

These old carved half hoops are so hard to find nowadays. I’m always thrilled to offer a beauty like this, with original stones and in wonderful condition.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Central deep-red untreated natural ruby estimated at 0.52 carats, the other two as totalling 0.42 carats
• Two old European cut diamonds estimated at 0.76 carats total, graded set as SI1 and SI2
• Eight rose-cut diamonds estimated at 0.04 carats total, graded set at H/SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $9,500
• Size approximately 9 1/2 or S, but easily resized free of charge
• In excellent antique condition

• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box

• Note: the other rings are for sale separately. Please get in touch if you’d like to know any more about any of them

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

Shipping & Policies


I offer free worldwide express shipping, tracked and insured. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I’m not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Direct bank transfer (Australian customers only)

Credit card


Returns & Exchanges

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

Please contact me immediately if you have any problems with your order.

Privacy policy

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)