Victorian Moonstone Ring with Rose Cut Diamond Halo
This elegant Victorian ring was made at the turn of the last century, circa 1900. It is a lovely shade of rose gold and features a luminous blue moonstone cabochon. The moonstone is held in place with six delicate prongs and has a surrounding halo of six glittery rose cut diamonds. The cluster of stones are set slightly elevated above a scalloped flower-like base whose inner surfaces have acquired a wonderful, dark patina over the years. This contrasting darkness serves as a dramatic backdrop to the sparkling diamonds and glowing moonstone. The 10-12k rose gold mounting has some excellent hand carved details on each shoulder as well as a very adorable heart that was engraved on the inside of the shank. The flower-like cluster measures approximately 8mm north to south and 9mm east to west. Where the shank meets the cluster the measurement is 3mm and the band then tapers to 1.5mm at the base. Currently the ring is a size 7-3/4 and can be sized up or down upon request. This is such a pretty ring with layers and layers of detail. And the diamonds sparkle very nicely in any lighting!