SOLD: Victorian ruby and diamond ring, circa 1880


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This beautiful antique ruby and diamond cluster ring features a rich red oval untreated ruby of more than one and a half carats, with very good clarity too.

The 10 surrounding good-quality lively white old mine cut diamonds weigh approximately 1.2 carats.

Dating from about 1880, the scrolled 18-carat yellow gold setting works so well with the warm tones of the Thai ruby.

The lovely bright red hue is less blue than its Burmese cousins but to my eye a truer red.

The proportions of ruby to diamonds is wonderful – the ruby is the hero but it’s complemented with just the right size accent diamonds, neither too big nor too small.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Oval bright red natural untreated Thai ruby estimated at 1.53 carats
• 10 old mine cut diamonds estimated to total 1.20 carats, graded set as H-I/VS-SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $20,500
• Size approximately 7 3/4 or P, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 3.4 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 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 within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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