Elkhorn

SKU: 10011232
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Elkhorn is a simple antique Victorian era engagement ring made from 18k yellow gold centering a 0.57cts Old Mine Cut diamond with an approximate color of M-N and SI1 clarity. The romantic diamond in this unique and inexpensive engagement ring gives off a subtle warmth.  This solitaire engagement ring showcases the center stone cradled in a dramatically raised eight prong cathedral setting with highly polished shoulders and an intricate hand-pierced gallery of scrolling filigree. Elkhorn is currently size 7.75 and can be sized to fit.
DETAILS
name
Elkhorn
style number
10011232
collection
era
date
approx. 1900
metal
stone
stone carat
0.57ct
clarity
N
certification
No Certificate
dimensions
8.79mm x 8.48mm
cut
color
SI1
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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