Victorian turquoise and diamond cluster ring, circa 1890.
Victorian turquoise and diamond cluster ring. Set to centre with a cushion shape old mine diamond in a open back rubover setting with an approximate weight of 0.17 carats, encircled by ten tapered cabochon cut natural turquoises in closed back channel settings, further adorned with eighteen cushion shape old mine diamonds in open back cut-down and rubover settings with a combined weight of 0.54 carats. The total approximate diamond weight is 0.71 carats, to an impressive cluster design featuring an intricately pierced gallery and fancy shape open backholing, leading to smooth shoulders and flowing through to a solid D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, indistinct mark, circa 1890.