18k and Platinum Diamond Wave ring Circa 1890
The Aesthetic Period of Victorian jewelry (1885-1901) can be defined as one of reaction against previous jewelry periods. Victorians became disillusioned with fashions and furnishings and sought a way out of the conventions of the past, moving toward a time of more refined artistic taste.
Diamonds were the preferred gem for special occasions and diamond rivières, tiaras, and bracelets set in silver-topped gold were the most popular items. This jewelry was more delicate than in previous eras and stones were set in a more airy manner reducing the metal as much as possible. In the late 1800s, advancements in jewelry manufacturing made platinum a viable metal for jewelry and it quickly became a favorite for diamond mountings.
This wavy ring is playful in the way it surrounds and dances around the central .35ctw diamond. Simple yet confident this ring makes for a perfect stacker and even more special addition to any collection, whether it is diamond-centered or Victorian-centered or neither!
Materials and Features: 18k gold, platinum, .35ctw diamonds
Age/Origin: Circa 1890
Measurements: 2 grams, Size 7
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
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