The Scintillator : Victorian Old Cut Diamond Row Ring in 18ct Gold

AU$1,550.00

Approximately: US$1,085.00

Sounds a bit naughty, doesn’t it?

Scintillation is the word used by gemologists to describe a diamond’s sparkle. The five old cut babes in this Victorian Era ring have scintillation to spare – I can (and have) played all day and all night with the incredible glitter that this ring throws both in daylight and artificial light. Moonlight, candlelight, you name it – if there’s a glimmer it will catch it, multiply it and throw it playfully back at you.

All of these diamonds are of exceptional quality even by today’s diamond standards, they have been graded as SI-VS1 in clarity, with a colour range from F-I. They have a a conservative combined weight of 1/2 a carat. This is very rare – old cut diamonds are not known for having fantastic colour or clarity – it wasn’t a thing that was sought after in the time this ring was made, and usually isn’t relevant in antique diamond rings.

Crafted in 18k yellow gold with a hint of rose colour, the ring has a gently graduated width. The prongs of the ring are all in excellent original condition and hold the lovely sparkly stones in such a way as to allow maximum light to reach all surfaces for full sparkle effect.

The face of the ring measures 17.5mm across the finger, and is 6.1mm wide. The diamonds range from 3mm – 2.8mm in diameter. The ring weighs 2.9 grams. It is in all original condition with no signs of repair or resize. It has been professionally cleaned and is ready for immediate wear.

Aus/UK Size K
USA Size 5.25
a little resizable – no more than one size either way.

Hallmarked 18ct to the inside of the band, with makers mark J.H.G.

You can see a little video of the sparkle in action on my Instagram @secret_histories or online here.

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Description

Absolutely sensational 18ct Victorian Era five stone diamond ring circa 1870 featuring a graduated row of old cut diamonds of superior colour and clarity with a conservative combined weight of 1/2 a carat. The diamonds have been graded as SI-VS1 in clarity, with a colour range from F-I. Finding a suite of old cut diamonds of this calibre is rare indeed.

The ring is in exceptional antique condition with no signs of repair or resize. All prongs appear to be original and in excellent condition. This ring has been professionally cleaned and polished and is ready for immediate wear.

Weighs 2.9 grams

Aus/UK Size K
USA Size 5.25
a little resizable – no more than one size either way.