SOLD: Victorian five-stone diamond carved half hoop ring, circa 1890


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Here’s an appealing late Victorian five-stone diamond ring.

It features approximately 1.2 carats of good quality old cut diamonds in one of my favourite designs, a carved half hoop, where the thick gold sides of the setting have been carved by an engraver into a scrolled design.

An important element here is the pronounced arch to the setting. This looks far more attractive on the finger than examples with a flatter top profile.

The diamonds are tapered in size and are secured by split claws – giving fineness and strength simultaneously.

The stones are set quite deeply into the substantial gold surround, making this a ring suitable for careful daily use.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Set with five old European and old mine cut diamonds
• Diamond at centre estimated at 0.50 carats, graded set as H-I/SI2
• Two old cut diamonds around central stone estimated to total 0.60 carats, graded set as H-I/SI2 & piqué 1
• Two diamonds at sides estimated to total 0.20 carats, graded set as H-I/SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $8,750
• Size approximately 6 1/4 or M, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 2.7 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other antique rings are for sale separately – 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 within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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