Victorian British 18K Gold Diamond Gypsy Ring
Lovely Victorian-era English 18 carat yellow gold gyspy ring with 5 graudated 1.5-2 mm small diamonds.
Antique gypsy rings have been around for hundreds of years. The antique gypsy ring stone setting was said to allow the gypsies an easy way to mount the gems that they found in their travels. The antique gypsy ring setting is defined as being one continuous piece of metal that gets thicker at the top. This continuous metal setting gives the gypsy ring is distinctive look. The top is dome shaped and the stones inserted single gemstone in the middle or in triples. There are no prongs, making the shape smooth and clean.
This ring is a US size 6.25 and is sizable. It weighs 2.4 grams. The widest part of the ring is 6.7 mm. Nice condition. Some light scratches that appear more noticeable in close-up photos. Such a pretty setting!
British hallmarks on inside of ring.