After 1870, when the South African mines opened, large diamonds became available for use in rings. Rings from the Late Victorian period are defined in a large part by their use of diamonds, cluster and marquise boat shapes, use of pearls, and light airy styles which were an inspiration for rings made in the upcoming Edwardian period.
Victorian engagement rings largely changed with the diamond rush. Platinum was often used for ring settings or accompanied by yellow or white gold. This gorgeous plaque ring features 2.35ctw of antique OMC diamonds and is finished with a platinum top, lofty gallery, and sparkly diamond shoulders. Perfect for any day or night look, this is a piece that stands out and sparkles in any light.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, 2.35ctw OMC diamonds, sterling top, I, J, & K Color, VSI1, VSI2 & SI1 clarity
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1890
Measurements: Size 7.5 (with sizing beads in), 5.9 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.