SOLD: Victorian ruby and diamond ring, hallmarked Birmingham 1894


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This ring features three bright red unheated rubies surrounded by old cut diamonds in 18-carat gold, and was made in Birmingham in 1894.

It’s a style that enjoyed popularity in England for many years. I have seen similar examples dating up to the start of World War One in 1914.

Some were set with sapphires, or other precious gems. Nine-carat versions were made too – these were more likely to be set with semiprecious stones such as garnets or amethysts.

This would make a lovely dress ring or antique engagement ring.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Three round mixed cut deep red natural unheated rubies estimated to total 0.30 carats
• Eight old round cut diamonds estimated to total 0.20 carats, graded set as H-J/VS & SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $5,250
• Size approximately 6 3/4 or N, but easily resized free of charge
• Face of ring is 9.1mm tall, 13.8mm from ruby to ruby
• Weight is 2.9 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other rings are for sale separately (some have sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of them

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

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

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

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