Here we have on offer this fabulous late 17th-century diamond cluster ring, of the type given as engagement/betrothal gifts. This ring is set with a large central table cut diamond of around 1.6 carats. It is surrounded by a halo of eight rose cut diamonds of around 1.2 carats (for a total of just under 3 carats). The diamonds are set in silver, the solid gold band is decorated with enamel. All stones appear as original to the ring and have not been touched, the foiling has tarnished and the silver dulled this only adds to the appeal and can easily be restored by a jeweller. It is a rare untouched early ring in excellent antique condition.
OBJECT: Engagement Ring
DATE: c. 1660 - 1700 AD
MATERIAL: Gold, enamel and natural diamonds
RING SIZE: 5 (US) J 1/2 (UK)
SIZE: 21.9mm x 18mm x 2.2mm (bezel 11.8mm x 13.1mm x 6mm)
WEIGHT: 3.88 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection Oxted, Surrey.