Victorian sapphire and diamond carved half hoop, circa 1890


1 in stock

Ask a question

Here’s a very good carved half hoop from the late Victorian period.

I buy as many of these rings as I can find when they have quality gemstones and are in excellent condition. (Indeed, we have a number in stock still to be listed.)

This example features a central oval lively mid-blue sapphire flanked by a white bright old European cut diamond on each side, and a further round sapphire (of matched hue to the centre stone) on the edges.

The heavily hand scrolled sides are the ring’s defining feature, with the pattern lightening the solid and practical low claw setting.

These rings are very robust and can be worn every day with a little care.

It’s one of the reasons I love them, along with their handsome, understated quality.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Oval natural blue sapphire at centre estimated at 0.60 carats
• Two round cut natural blue sapphires at sides estimated to total 0.40 carats
• Two old European cut diamonds estimated to total 0.35 carats, graded set as H-I/SI2 & P1
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $9,750
• Size approximately 9 1/4 or S, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 3.7 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 and vintage 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.

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)