A beautiful solid warm rose gold antique ring, an original Victorian era piece circa 1850-1880. This beautiful antique ring is a cluster design, with a central large diamonds and a border of 10 slightly smaller diamonds. All of the diamonds are an old rose cut, claw set, and backed with silver foil to give them a grey sparkle - foiling stones was typical practice in the Victorian era, this allowed the stones to sparkle more under candle light. The head of the ring (cluster part) measures 1.5 cms. This ring is a large chunky statement design, not small and dainty like many rings of this style.
All of the diamonds have been tested with a Presidium gemstone tester, and are guaranteed as real diamonds. All of the diamonds have small natural inclusions but are still bright and sparkly, with a seductive grey/silver glow thanks to the foil. They all vary ever so slightly in tone from each other, one in particular is a little more dull than the others (the foil has worn a little behind this one) - but these should be considered natural traits from real gemstones. It's very hard to tell carat weight of old rose cut stones, as all of these stones are closed back we can only provide an estimate unless we take the stones out (which we can't do due to disturbing the foil) but we estimate the diamond content of this ring totals approximately 1.30 carats. The middle diamonds measures 6.5 x 5 mms in size, a size worthy of being a solitaire alone!Each of the diamonds in the border are around 3 - 3.5 mm's in diameter too.
This ring is a gorgeous work of art and so amazingly sparkly - don't let the photos fool you, this ring is bright and amazing in person which was almost impossible to capture in the photos. Please send us a message on Instagram (Dear Rose, With Love) and we can send you a video of this ring in action, sparkling in natural light. It would make a beautiful right hand ring, or even alternative engagement ring.
Approximately Size Q (a medium to large finger size). US size 8. This ring may be a difficult one to re-size due to the foiled backs of the stones that would be sensitive to heat, we recommend showing your jeweller photos and asking prior to purchasing if they can re-size it to save disappointment. Unmarked but fully tests as solid high carat gold of 14/15ct. The ring weighs 5 grams
In good antique condition with light signs of wear as to be expected from an item over 100 years old. There are faint surface scratches to the gold band. There is solder evidence on each shoulder, but the face of the ring is still securely attached with just a slight gap on one side (which doesn't affect the stability). A couple of the diamonds have minor nibbles and scratches but overall they are lovely with little wear. Please see the photos. Will be sent in a gift box, but not the one pictured as this is my display box.
Please be aware that we used a macro lens to photograph our item close up and allow you to see details, this may make them appear bigger on the screen than in person, so please made sure you read the dimensions and weights listed for clarification.
We accept layaway requests for items where the value exceeds £100 GBP. An initial deposit of 20% of the item cost to hold the piece is required, and full payment is to be made within 6 weeks. Instalments can be made towards the Paypal invoice as and when suits you within the 6 week period. Once the final payment has cleared the item will be shipped.
Please note as a small business we can't hold layaways for longer than 6 weeks. Please be advised layaway items are a final sale and non-returnable, and layaway items are not included in any discounts, promotion codes or shop sales. If you change your mind during your layaway plan and no longer want your item, you will forfeit your deposit. The deposit ir non-refundable and non-transferable.
As an alternative to a layaway scheme, PayPal credit is a great way to pay for your item over time. At the time of writing they offer up to 18 months to pay without interest. Paying for your item this way would mean you will receive it much faster as we would post after full payment was made to us.
We aim to post every order within 48 hours of the order being placed, but usually we post within 24. For this reason, we cannot usually accept order cancellations as we would require notice of cancellation prior to the item shipping. Please be aware that International orders can take up to 28 working days to arrive, sometimes they can be held up outwith our control due to Customs or other mail delays.
POSTAGE COSTS AND SERVICES:
UK ORDERS: All items are sent via a tracked and insured service (Either 1st Class Recorded Delivery or Next Day Special Delivery), we will update you with your parcel tracking number after it has been posted so that you can follow its journey to you.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: For items under £60 you may select standard airmail or International Tracked and Signed. Standard airmail has no tracking or insurance, and therefore if the parcel goes missing in the post we cannot be held liable or claim for compensation. We encourage all buyers to pay for the Tracked service, as this comes with £250 insurance cover in the event that the parcel goes missing. £250 is the maximum amount that we can insure any parcel for. If you are ordering multiple items that total over £250, we encourage you to place individual orders and have them send individually, to allow for more complete insurance cover.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: For items over £60 - We post all items over the value of £60 by International Tracked and Signed Delivery. You will be updated with a tracking number after the parcel has been dispatched. Please do not be alarmed if the tracking goes quiet for a few days - this is common when the parcel is passing through customs.
It's very rare for a parcel to go missing, we have only had ever 1 parcel go missing out of thousands sent over the course of 4 years. We unfortunately cannot be held responsible for items which go missing in the post, we always obtain a receipt to prove that we have fulfilled our duties and have shipped the item via whichever method you selected. If you selected International Tracked delivery then we can file an insurance claim to seek reimbursement for the missing parcel up to the value of £250, however if you selected standard airmail then no compensation can be claimed.
Customers are responsible for entering the correct shipping information; changes to shipping address after order is placed can not be guaranteed. Re-shipping orders returned to us due to buyer error (incorrect address at checkout) will incur new postage charges which are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Customers are responsible for all duties, taxes, associated with Customs.
We are sure you will be delighted with your purchase, but in the case where you are not we will offer you a full refund on the safe return of the item. The item must be in original condition with no alterations, damage or additional wear to be eligible for a refund. Please inform us of your intent to return within 3 days of the item arriving, and post back within 7.
Please note that return postage is payable by the buyer and not Dear Rose, With Love, and original postage costs are non refundable. Please ensure all original packaging is used to send the item back, and please use a tracked shipping method. International orders returned must clearly state 'RETURN' on the outer packaging to avoid us incurring customs charges. If the customer does not mark 'Return' on the parcel and we incur Customs charges due to this then the amount will be deducted from their refund price.
All items are sent fully gift wrapped as standard - either in a gift box, gift bag, or gift wrap. It's not a problem to post directly to your recipient if you are gifting, if you would like us to included a custom note or message in the parcel just let us know when you place your order!