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Early Georgian cruciform rose-cut diamond ring

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This is a magical ring, created in 22k gold and silver.

The decoration consists of five rose-cut diamonds, closed-set in silver for magnification, all arranged in a cruciform pattern, with the largest diamond mounted in the center.

The pierced surround is designed as gold cyma scroll work joining the four points.

Examples of this type of ring became known from portraits painted by William Locke in the 1600ís, showing rings secured on the finger by a long ribbon, or piece of lace, which was attached around the wrist.

This being a time when having a ring sized was unusual, they were worn on the fingers they most closely fit, but secured from loss by a wrist-let attachment.

English, early 1700ís, it is approximately a size 8-1/4.

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Inventory #23693

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