Antique Victorian 18K old mine cut pear halo cluster ring

An exciting diamond halo ring featuring a scintillating .90 carat old mine cut pear diamond with a surround of a dozen further old miners. These diamonds were hand cut in the 19th century with open culets, kite-like facets, and wobbly perimeters. The plump pear-shaped diamond, in particular, is a beautiful example of old-world cutting technique and was surely hewn by a master stone cutter. The tiny, polished, pear-shaped culet and high, pear-shaped table echo the perimeter of the gorgeous stone and create a tunnel-like effect under magnification. Each of the old mine cut diamonds in the trim is entirely one-of-a-kind and leaps and dances with a warm brilliance. The sparkle of the cluster as a whole is quite remarkable, with a slow-motion, languid fire that sustains in low-light and dazzles in the sunshine. The stones are all prong set in a two-tiered, open back mounting. It is clear to me that the head of this ring pre-dates the shank, the latter being a vintage-era repair or restoration. The head is modeled in 18K rose gold and absolutely packed with Victorian-Era diamonds while the shank is clearly marked for 19.2K gold (a common Portuguese fineness) and modeled in yellow gold. The match is totaling alluring and the wide (4.6m) shank is well-suited to support the incredible diamond halo.

Note: This ring comes with a complimentary appraisal for insurance/replacement. Kindly DM to view it!

Measurements: Size 8 1/4 US, 7.4 grams. This ring may be sized in the 6-9 US range.
Diamond details: (1) antique pear shaped diamond, .90 carat (7.5 x 5.7/3.4mm) and (12) old mine cut diamonds surrounding, .65 CTW. Approx. 1.55 CTW, VS/G-H
Era: 1890s diamond head, 1980s shank
Markings: Three stamped hallmarks on the shank, all Portuguese, including the mark for 800 (19.2 carat) gold.

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$6,500.00
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