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Past, Present & Future - Victorian 14K Gold 'Old Mine Cut' Diamond Ring. This glorious ring is crafted from 14K yellow gold, tested, and confirmed with a professional appraisal. The ring also exhibits a makers mark. Featuring 3 natural "Old Mine Cut' diamonds, Victorian era styling, and high quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring showcases 3 beautiful glowing 'Old Mine Cut' diamonds, which is surrounded by a gallery of ornate decoration. The shoulders of the ring display deep carved scrolls (a characteristic seen in Georgian and Victorian jewelry) which adds beauty and character to the piece. The shank is smooth and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit, and easy sizing. This Victorian era ring is in remarkable condition, and celebrates the 'story of life' meaning: The past present & Future. The ring would make a very special engagement, wedding, or anniversary ring. It would also make a wonderful addition to any fine jewelry collection. Most definitely a piece to be treasured for many years to come. 

Note: Appraisal included with the ring. Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the antique value of the ring.  

Comments: Antique rings from this time period are not often seen in such pristine condition. An exceptional example of Victorian jewelry. 

History: The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.

Around the late 1800s, diamonds predominantly became sourced from newer African mines instead of the older Brazilian and Indian mines. The term “old mine cut” was originally used to indicate a diamond sourced from Brazilian or Indian mines that were cut to have a squarish shape and produce some sparkle.

The first person or civilization to discover gold is the Ancient Egyptians. They mined gold in Nubia around 2450 BC. An Egyptian alchemist named Zosimos was the first to find pure gold (24 centuries before Columbus reached the Americas).

In the history of the United Kingdom and the British Empire, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. Slightly different definitions are sometimes used.


Measurements: Face of the Ring 15.00 mm x 6.00 mm 

Stone Size: Diamonds (Old Mine Cut) 1.15 carats 

Weight: 3.45 grams 

Ring Size: 8 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Europe 

Date: Circa 1880 


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