A late Victorian 18ct gold ruby and diamond ring. The oval-shape ruby and old-cut diamond alternating line, with scrolling sides. AF. Estimated total diamond weight 0.10ct. Hallmarks for Birmingham, 1899. Ring size P. Weight 2.6gms.
Overall condition fair to good. Some surface scratches/ wear, discolouration and minor dents in keeping with general age and wear.
One diamond deficient.
Centre ruby protrudes to bottom of the setting, probable replacement.
Rubies slightly purplish-red, fairly well saturated, with fair clarity and typical inclusions.
Diamonds well matched.
Individual size and setting of diamonds prevents accurate colour and clarity assessment.
Stones in good condition with minor abrasions.
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