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Antique ruby ring set with rose cut diamonds

Made over 100 years ago, this ring has all the charm and character of a bygone era and will suit any finger and occasion including making a wonderful example of an antique engagement ring or ruby anniversary present.
Made in 18 carat yellow gold at the start of the 20th Century, the ring is set with a beautiful natural ruby in the centre with one more on each side. These rubies total 0.95 carats and are perfectly matched in colour and look amazing set into the elegant setting.
And then to add to the charm of the ring, there is not one but two rose cut diamonds set on each side of the centre ruby that adds an extra element of charm and character to the ring.
Measuring 6mm wide at the centre by 16mm across, this ring is as elegant today as when it was made all those years ago.

Stock# ET820
Circa: 1900


Antique ruby ring set with rose cut diamonds

This antique ring was made in 18 carat yellow gold and would make a wonderful antique engagement ring or just as perfect for a ruby anniversary.

When is the ruby anniversary?

The ruby anniversary is celebrated after forty years of marriage, and has been a traditional and much loved gemstone for centuries.

What is a rose cut diamond?

Like the name implies, the rose cut diamond resembles a rose bud, comprising of a flat base with a number of triangular facets arranged in rows above each other, meeting at a sharp point in the centre.

First manufactured in India at the end of the 15th Century, this cut was perfected at the diamond cutting workshops in Antwerp and Amsterdam, and was very popular during most of the 16th and 17thcenturies.


Example of the rose cut diamond from the side and the top.

Because the base of the diamond was flat, stones were often foiled back to improve the brilliance of the stone. This was achieved by applying foils or tints to the base of the stone.

For a number of years, diamond cutters experimented with variations of the rose cut, resulting in some truly amazing cuts, such as the Dutch rose, half-Dutch and the boat- shaped rose.

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