Antique Victorian ruby, emerald and diamond ring in 18-carat gold and platinum, circa 1900


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I adore the vibrant colours of the emerald and the ruby in this turn-of-the-century ring, as well as their contrast with the dazzling diamonds. The deep red ruby is unheated.

(I know this colour combination is not to everyone’s taste but, personally, I love it –and I know some other antique ring lovers will too.)

The tapered shoulders are very flattering on a slightly broader finger. And the open work of the design gives a feminine lightness typical of the Belle Époque period.

The lovely fleur-de-lis shoulders extend round the band, so it looks wonderful on the index finger.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold and platinum
• Old mine cut diamond estimated at 0.50 carats, graded set as I-J/SI1
• Natural unheated deep red ruby estimated at 0.40 carats
• Deep green natural emerald estimated at 0.30 carats
• Two old round cut diamonds at centre of fleur-de-lis motifs beside central stone estimated at 0.10 carats, graded set as G-H/SI
• 24 smaller old round cut and rose cut diamonds estimated at 0.42 carats, graded set as G-H/VS & SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $11,750
• Size approximately 5 3/4 or L, but easily resized free of charge
• Face of ring approximately 16.7mm from ruby to emerald, 19.5mm from diamond to diamond
• Weight is 5.5 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique box is not included)

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

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