A true gorgeous Victorian period cluster ring from 1891. Solid 18 carat yellow gold example. Set with an old cut natural diamond to the centre with six natural seed pearls surrounding and a further seed pearl to each side. 8mm thick band to front, 2.7mm wide band to reverse. This flower shaped ring is one of few that remain from the Romantic Jewelry period, known as the Victorian Era. The inner band is fully assayed and hallmarked. It's from Birmingham, England, marked 'r' for 1891.
Excellent antique condition.
Weight: 2.3 g
The Victorian Era marks the lifespan of Queen Victoria from 1837 until her death in 1901. Jewelry was extremely important in the life of the Queen. As a girl, gifts of jewelry and accessories were abundant. These items were of the fashion of the time and not particularly notable but, held great sentimental value. She wore jewelry liberally and abundantly. During this time, seed pearls were usually seen in clusters, to symbolize abundance, much like a vine of grapes. Other motifs in Romantic Period Jewelry included: eyes, hands, hearts, anchors, crosses, arrows, clovers, love knots, garters, buckles, vines, and leaves.