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.40 Carat Victorian Diamond Ring



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A bright, buttercup set old mine cushion-cut diamond, weighing .40 carat, sparkles between engraved, mirror-image shoulders in this delightful Victorian solitaire--circa 1900--crafted in sturdy 10K rosy-yellow gold by Allsopp-Steller. Currently ring size 4 1/4. We found the following tidbit on the 'Old Newark' website:

The Allsopp Brothers of 60 McWhorter Street, were acknowledged as leading manufacturers of diamond rings and fine gold rings with precious stone settings. In fact they have made the language of rings almost as familiar and as popular as the language of flowers to the aesthetic mind. They made gift rings for every month in the year, and mounted rings to convey sentiment in accordance with the meaning of the precious stone used; the garnet signifying fidelity; the bloodstone, courage or wisdom; the topaz, good cheer; the diamond, affection; etc. Monthly gifts are for January, garnet; February, amethyst; March, bloodstone; April, diamond; May, emerald; June, agate; July, ruby; August, sardonyx; September, sapphire; October, opal; November, topaz; December, turquoise. All their rings have their trade mark, a capital A with a five pointed star stamped on the inner surface, and their goods were sold by high class retail jewelry emporiums all over the union. The two brothers, Henry and George A. Allsopp, were both practical jewelers, were born in England and came to Newark in 1881. They commenced their Jewelry business in 1887 under the firm name of H. Allsopp & Co. but in 1892 when they moved to their McWhorter Street location, they adopted the style of Allsopp Brothers. They started with three employees and in 1901 gave steady work to thirty-five, and kept four traveling salesmen continually on the road. They were members of the N. Y. Jewelers' Board of Trade and the Jewelers' League of the United States.


10 Karat Rosy-Yellow Gold
Current Ring Size:
4 1/4 Most rings can be resized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more.
1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
1.3 Grams
Center Diamond details
Old Mine Cut
Carat Weight:
0.40 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
4.20 x 3.32 x 3.35 mm

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.


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