Victorian Chrysoberyl Cats-Eye Daisy Cluster RingIrene Byrne & Co
Here is a very sweet ring with a difference. Set in a daisy cluster, we have a round Chrysoberyl Cats-Eye set with 12 Old Cut Diamonds which has a beautiful earthy yet otherworldly feel to it. This ring can definitely we bought as an engagement ring for the bride who likes something a bit unusual and beautiful. This daisy cluster was originally made in the Victorian times as a stick pin and we have remodelled it into a ring with an 18ct yellow gold band so it can again be worn and enjoyed for its unique, one of a kind craftsmanship and beauty.
Design Style: Victorian
Gemstones: Chrysoberyl Cats-Eye & Diamonds
Cut: Round Chrysoberyl & Old Cut Diamonds
Carat: Cats-Eye Chrysoberyl = 1.70ct, 6.60 mm diameter
12 Diamonds = 0.50ct
Colour: Chrysoberyl = Greenish Colour
Diamonds = I to J
Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
Measurement: 1.70mm band
Defined by none other than Queen Victoria herself, had three stages - the Romantic, the Grand and the Aesthetic.
It was during the Romantic era that Queen Victoria married her Prince, Albert. Sentimental motifs such as; hearts, lover’s knots, flowers, bows, crescent moons and particularly serpents (which was subject to Queen Victoria’s engagement ring which represented enduring love) became extremely popular in jewellery design. Cameos, Enamelling and the use of bright coloured gemstones such as; garnets, amethysts, turquoise, pearls and diamonds gave way to the creation of jewellery that was beginning to speak a symbolic language of its own.
The Grand era was a sombre period which saw Queen Victoria mourning the death of her beloved husband Albert. It encompassed 20 years during which time Victoria would only wear black and mourning jewellery. As a result the Whitby Jet industry flourished and onyx and deeper coloured garnets rose in popularity. Rings, lockets and brooches were commissioned with compartments for a lock of a loved one’s hair and were often engraved with the person’s name, age and date of death.
The Aesthetic era saw a return to the light-heartedness of the Romantic Era. The discoveries being made through archaeology led to an Etruscan Revival with Greek, Roman and Renaissance influences becoming apparent in jewellery design as well as symbols of good luck and fortune.