Antique Victorian Old Mine Cut Diamond Ruby Half Hoop Ring
This handsome ruby and diamond ring has the illusion of a stacked band, but it is an antique half hoop ring. Bright red rubies are set in gold and on either side of it as old mine cut diamonds set in silver topped gold. The shank and the band are 18k gold. There are 26 old cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.25 cts and 13 rubies weighing 0.75 cts. The stones are closed back, dating the ring to approximately 1850. Currently the ring is a size 7.5, and it was likely sized already to that size.