Victorian jewelry is as complex in its symbolism, sentiment, and design as the fashion, architecture, and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token, or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the well-dressed lady’s costume but also denoted her position in society, her marital status, and her sense of self.
Cluster rings have been a time honored genre of diamond jewel-- but it is the cruciform ring that many find evocative; this is, perhaps, my favorite victorian cruciform that I've ever found- with sparkling, extremely clean egg-shaped old european cut diamonds with asymetrical tables and prominent culets, I could not imagine a more perfect addition for a historically informed collector.
Materials and Features: 14ct Gold, .70ctw of antique old mine cut diamonds, between H-M color with the central diamonds on the more champagne end, and the side diamonds grading H/J
Age/Origin: American, Victorian, c. 1880
Measurements: Size 6.25, 3.3 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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