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Victorian Mixed Cut Diamond Half Hoop

$1,800

Stare into the gaping maw of a diamond ring with an extremely odd collection of stones. Two table-cuts are neighbors with rose cuts and old mine cuts. The phrase "odd bedfellows" comes to mind; the diamonds all sparkle very differently, and their settings look like they're doing the MOST WORK (they're secure, though, we checked.) The once-foiled stone settings were opened up at some point in history so the backs are no longer closed and quite as vulnerable to water damage. Still, wear with care.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), silver, 2 2.2mm old mine cut diamonds, 3 table cut diamonds (2.6mm, 4mm, 3.4mm, 2.7mm), 1 3mm rose cut diamond

  • Age

    c. 1840

  • Condition

    Very good - early Victorian or late Georgian silver settings have probably had the backs opened up; assortment of diamonds is super unusual - hard to say if they were put together when the ring was made or if stones were substituted later

  • Size

    6.25, can be resized; 4.2mm head, 1mm shank

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18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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