Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

Georgian crowned heart ring in black-dot diamond paste

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A glorious heart-shaped, diamond paste ring with a black-dot * at its center.

The faceted stone is foiled and closed-back bezel-set in silver, crimped at 7 points and mounted on a 15k gold split shoulder shank with an applied single leaf in the center.

Surmounting the heart is a triple stone crown in an undulating form; the stones are closed-back set in silver.

The ring has a beautiful rounded back, or ‘belly’ that is characteristic of this era.

It is currently a size 5 ¾ to 6; the heart measures 10mm x13mm, overall 18mm.

This ring is English, ca. 1750-70.

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*black-dot, or black-spot: The "black-spot/black-dot" pastes are so named because jewelers in the 1700's, and earlier, would occasionally rub a spot (dot) of black, pitch-like paint across the flat cut or pointed bottom of the culet (under) of faceted paste or crystal stones. It was sometimes used to create the look of mine-cut or European-cut diamonds or gemstones when the stone was viewed from the top (or table).

Price: $2,400

Inventory #25921

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