Saying it with flowers has been passed down throughout the centuries. Floral motifs were designed in all styles of antique jewelry during the Victorian era, but perhaps the most predominant categories were rings, pendants, and brooches.
Although usually seen more often in brooches, extreme sprays of diamond-encrusted flowers and large corsage ornaments sometimes featured naturalistic-hued gemstones that resemble leaves or flowers. In this case, we have a loud and proud floral spray ring featuring 1.85ctw of diamonds with a lovely line of rubies. Delicate, feminine, and captivating, the range of small diamonds and colored gemstones catch the light and create a sublime sparkle.
Often associated with wealth and prosperity, many ancient crowns were decorated with rubies. The ruby's deep red color also has ties to love, passion, and raw emotion.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, ruby, diamond, silver (top)
Age/Origin: Victorian, English, c. 1870
Measurements: Size 8.5, 4.2 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.