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We cannot get enough of rubies! Here we have a beautiful Victorian ruby trilogy cluster ring, hallmarked Chester 1895. The three rubies are of very good colour, and they are set within diamond halos or clusters with 24 old cut diamonds, all in 18ct yellow gold.

Date: 1890
Design Period: Victorian
Origin: Chester, England
Gemstone: Ruby and Diamonds
Cut: Oval Rubies and Old Cut Diamonds
Carat: 3 Rubies = 0.77ct
24 Diamonds = 0.80ct
Colour: I to J
Clarity: Ruby = Very Good Quality
Diamonds = SI
Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
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 Romanticthe Grand and the AestheticIt 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.