This stunning gypsy ring was crafted in 1910 in Chester, England is set with two natural rubies and an old mine cut diamond in 18K yellow gold. The “gypsy” style ring carries a long history of love and friendship, specifically with the stars surrounding the gemstones, which symbolize “I give you the stars.” A very simple and lovely antique ring, perfect to give to a loved one or best friend!
Gypsy settings are also known as flush mounting because the gemstone’s table is aligned with the metal. This makes it one of the most secure settings and protects the stones very well, great for someone who works with their hands. This style of the gypsy ring became popular in the late Victorian era and was given as tokens of love and/or friendship. The stones symbolized the person’s status and wealth, sapphires and diamonds being on the higher end.
The ring is in very good antique condition with minimal signs of wear. The surface of the gold has a few fine lines and marks, but nothing noticeable or obvious. The shank is stamped with a crown (British gold mark), 18 (18K gold), shield (Chester), and K (date letter for 1910). There is a maker’s mark BHJ which could be for B.H. Joseph & Co. The gems are not chipped or cracked and are secure in the mounting.
The ring is a size 6.75 and can be sized and weighs 4.94 grams. The rubies weigh 0.31 carats, and the diamond is 0.10 carats. The box is for display only.
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