Circa 1900 Victorian Buttercup Engagement Ring
This charming little engagement ring is so delightful! It is a 14k gold buttercup or belcher style setting that was entirely hand carved at the turn of the century, circa 1900. The +/- .10ct diamond sits low and secure in six elongated prongs that connect to one another in a continuous scalloping line which forms the buttercup outline. This design is intended to let a lot of light in to enhance the refractive nature of the diamond. In fact, notice the carved openings at each shoulder and on both faces of the gallery that let even more light in! The shoulders also feature a section of very beautifully carved swirls and 2 milgrain channels. These are graceful details that give the ring a no-fuss, feminine flair. The width of the ring, north to south around the diamond is exactly 5mm. It then tapers gradually to 1-1/2mm wide at the base of the shank. There is a 14k hallmark inside the ring and it does test accordingly. Currently it is a size 6-1/2 and can be sized up or down upon request. It's a wonderful little antique ring that would perfectly suit the girl that doesn't want anything "too flashy"!