Antique Victorian / Belle Epoque ring. Diamond in 9ct gold and silver mount. Made in United Kingdom late 19th to early 20th century.Maker possibly Henry Griffith & Sons. Measurements: Weight is 2.2 grams. Diamond professionally appraised as being 0.84ct (looks bigger), D-E color. Description : A stunning ring from the Belle Epoque period that typified the most graceful and beautifully made jewellery. It is set with a fabulous diamond, quite transparent in color and professionally appraised as D-E. It is very likely that this is an original Golconda diamond from the defunct mines of India, possibly recut at a later date to fit this setting. The mount is 9ct gold and silver. Silver was typically used for setting diamonds in bygone eras as they were seen more favorably in gas lighting. The shoulders of the mount divide into 3 cobra - like heads or long, undulating leaves, with beaded borders and set with tiny rose-cut diamonds. The rest of the shank is a simple 9ct gold band.
The ring is very beautiful and while it can be worn with absolutely any outfit, it would make a perfect engagement or wedding ring. This is a ring to give pleasure for a life-time and then to pass on to one's children.
Jewellery that was part English or European and part Indian (the gems) was common during the early 20th century and typified by Cartier, who re-set many of the world's most famous gemstones. Marks and Metal: Inside shank are a number of marks: HG&S, believed to be for Henry Griffith & Sons.
Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. Independent appraisal available to new owner upon request. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return.
Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Antique Golconda Diamond Ring Engagement / Wedding Ring w Appraisal (6806)" is in sale since Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Rings". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.