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This Dutch antique ring, hailing from the Victorian era circa 1870, is a timeless symbol of elegance and commitment. Crafted in a blend of 14k yellow gold and silver, a technique indicative of the period, it features a beautifully faceted rose cut diamond, set on foil to enhance its natural lustre. The ring's design reflects the Victorian taste for eclectic revival and cross-cultural influences, yet retains a charming simplicity. Its historical significance is profound, echoing the long tradition of betrothal rings dating back to Roman times and evolving through centuries. This piece is not only a testament to the artistry of the late 19th century but also a romantic emblem of love's enduring promise.
Antique jewelry object group
Old World Romance: Dutch Rose Cut Engagement Ring
very good condition
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Country of origin
Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
See also: Victorian
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Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.
14k yellow gold and silver, see also: The silver on gold technique (touchstone tested)
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The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Betrothal rings were used during Roman times, but weren't generally revived in the Western world until the 13th century. The first well-documented use of a diamond ring to signify engagement was by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in imperial court of Vienna in 1477, upon his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy.
Before the 20th century, other types of betrothal gifts were common. Before the end of the 19th century, the bride-to-be frequently received a sewing thimble rather than a engagement ring. This practice was particularly common among religious groups that shunned jewelry. Engagement rings didn't become standard in the West until the end of the 19th century, and diamond rings didn't become common until the 1930s. Now, 80% of the women are offered a diamond ring to signify engagement. (from: Wikipedia)
One rose cut diamond . We do not have the weight of this diamond which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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A Dutch hallmark representing the letter "i" (1852-1889) for articles that were already old or antique when given to be checked by the essay officed or antique when given to be checked by the essay office (used from 1906 till 1953).
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band width top of ring 0,69 cm (0,27 inch)
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1,90 gram (1,22 dwt)
Ring size Continental EU: 52 & 16½ , Size USA: 6 , Size UK: L
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Adin Reference Nº
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