Chessington

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Chessington is an unusual and authentic Victorian era (circa 1880) 10k yellow gold ring. This true antique ring centers a prong set Old Mine Cut diamond gauged at approximately 0.25ct and graded K-L color and SI2 clarity. The ring is further decorated with an additional four Old Mine Cut diamonds, flanking the top and sides with an approximate combined diamond weight of 0.50ct. Chessington is finished with all-original decorative shoulders reminiscent of a twisted rope. This one of a kind piece of history evokes Victorian design. Chessington is currently a size 6.25 and can be sized to fit.
DETAILS
name
Chessington
style number
10012163
collection
Vintage
era
Victorian
date
approx. 1880
metal
Yellow Gold
stone
Diamond
stone carat
approx. 0.25ct + 0.50ct
clarity
SI2
certification
No Certificate
dimensions
11.12mm x 10.23mm
cut
Round
color
L
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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