Fabulous Victorian Diamond Encrusted Beehive Ring 14k c. 1900
This is a special, special ring and I'm sure it will go to a VERY cool person! This a late 19th to early 20th century Victorian/Art Nouveau era ring that is completely diamond encrusted in a swirling, scrolling foliate setting. This ring reminds me of the most glorious tiny beehive, but that is just me--I've heard many other interpretations and what this spectacular ring evokes for you is entirely personal! Centered is bezel set Old European cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.05ct with J-K Color and SI2 Clarity. This deeply cut Old Euro is complemented by fifty-eight diamonds cut in a mix of single and Swiss cuts, set in bezels throughout the lacy, domed setting. I love this ring and I really hope I get to meet the person it goes to--it is a wondrous and romantic beauty of a jewel!
Currently a size 5.5 and can be resized as needed. Measures 13mm north to south, stands 8mm from finger when worn. Hand engraved "14k" and tested. Two single cuts have significant breakage visible under magnification and three others have chipping. The central stone received SI2 due to eye-visible dark inclusions. All stones secure in their settings.