Darling Downs

$9,500.00

Darling Downs is a stunning and authentic Victorian era (Circa 1890) 18k yellow gold, ruby and diamond engagement ring. This stunning antique ring features a richly saturated natural ruby accompanied by a GIA Ruby Origin Report stating the 3.13ct Cushion Mixed Cut ruby is from Thailand with evidence of Heat Treatment. Darling Downs is further accented by a total of six Old Mine and Old European Cut diamonds flanking either side of the center ruby set in a triangular design with a combined weight of 1.00ct. The ring is finished with impeccable scrolling metalwork along the extended gallery which gives this decadent piece of history such a romantic and powerful feel.

The ring is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit most ring sizes. Please contact our concierge with sizing questions.

DETAILS
name
Darling Downs
style number
10014741
collection
Vintage
era
Victorian
date
circa 1890
metal
Yellow Gold
stone
Ruby
stone carat
3.13ct + 1.00ct
certification
dimensions
cut
Cushion
Questions about sizing? See our size guide
HISTORY
The Victorian Period was named for Queen Victoria, who inherited the throne of England in 1837 when she was only 18 years old. Victoria was young, beautiful, and loved immensely by her subjects. Her tastes in fashion and jewelry were highly regarded and inspired the Victorian jewelry trends of the time. Queen Victoria was married in 1840, and she wore a snake motif ring (a symbol of eternal love at the time) set with her birthstone, a brilliant green emerald, as her engagement ring. In the Victorian era, it was very common for birthstones to be used instead of diamonds for engagement rings. After Victoria’s beloved Albert passed away in 1861, the queen went into the customary mourning period for 18 months, which inspired the gold lockets and black jet pieces commonly seen in this period.

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