Southern Pines is an incredible Victorian era (circa 1880) 14k yellow gold cluster ring that originally started out life as an authentic and one-of-a-kind earring. The matching earring was our beautiful Wake Forest ring and has since sold. The ring centers a prong-set 0.94ct Cushion Cut diamond accompanied by a EGL certificate stating the diamond is Fancy Yellow in color and SI2 clarity. The sunny center diamond is surrounded by a halo of nine Old Mine Cut diamonds, each set within a scalloped buttercup setting and totaling approximately 1.20ct in weight each graded I-K color and SI1-SI2 clarity. Southern Pines is finished with a handcrafted newly added 14k yellow gold shank decorated with delightful scrolling shoulders. The ring is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit.
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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