Ring – Diamond Two-Stone Cross-Over
A two-stone ring styled as a cross-over¹ featuring two round brilliant-cut diamonds in white gold rub-over set collets joined curved shoulders and yellow gold 18ct ring shank.
Assessment of the Diamonds.
Averages stated where applicable.
Estimated total weight: 0.18cts.
Details of the Setting.
Hallmarked: 18ct gold, London convention mark.
Sponsor’s mark: ‘S & Co’.
Scratch engraved: ‘.18’.
Finger size: M.1/2.
¹. This style of ring first appears in the late Victorian era. “Although the function of the ring limited its shape, constricting the jeweller’s imagination to elaborations of old designs, towards the end of the 19th century some new patterns appeared. The most successful innovation of the 1890s was the crossover ring, set with two diamonds, with a diamond and a pearl or perhaps a coloured precious stone between scrolled shoulders. With minor alterations to the basic design, the crossover ring has survived the whims of fashion until the present day" (David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti 'Understanding Jewellery', 1989).