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The marquise shape of this Victorian emerald and diamond ring was a very popular and well known shape from the late 1800s. Worn on any finger alongside others, the Victorian women wore a plethora of beautiful rings full of shiny gemstones on each hand. This marquise beauty features 3 round natural emeralds with 12 rose cut diamonds all set in 15ct buttery yellow gold.

Circa: 1880
Design Period: Victorian
Gemstone: Emerald and Diamonds
Cut: Round Emeralds and Rose Cut Diamonds
Carat: 3 Emeralds = 0.15ct
12 Rose Cut Diamonds Measure 1.80 mm each

Material: 15ct Yellow Gold
Measurements: 1.60 mm band
Accompanied by an Ian Abeshouse Valuation 

Victorian Period (1837 - 1901):

The Victorian Period 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.