A very fine example of high Victorian era jewelry, this silver topped 14K gold (front- silver, back – gold) pendant is designed as a flower head centered with a natural untreated Burmese ruby of a pinkish purplish red color framed by chunky old mine cut diamonds. The principal eight diamonds, which surround the ruby, are top quality bright white stones. Such excellent quality old cut diamonds are rarely seen in antique jewelry. The diamonds are bright white and very sparkly.
The ruby measures 9.28 x 7.94 x 2.22 mm and is approximately 1.31 ct.
The two antique cushion cut diamonds at 12 and 6 o’clock are approximately 1.28 ct (6.22 x 5.75 x 4.5 mm, G color, VS2 clarity) and 1.32 ct (6.18 x 6.14 x 4.4 mm, G color, VS1 clarity). The six smaller diamonds around the ruby are approximately 0.51 ct, 0.48 ct, 0.46 ct, 0.48 ct, 0.52 ct, and 0.44 ct (F-G-H color, VS2 – SI1 clarity).
Estimated total diamond weight is 7.18 ct.
The pendant is 28 mm (1 1/8 in.) long and 23 mm (7/8 in.) wide.
A very attractive and rare high-end 19th century jewel.
The pendant is accompanied by the AGL Prestige Gemstone Report No. 1111253 for the ruby.
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