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Victorian Ruby and Diamond Buckle Wedding Band

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110-1-10608

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ABOUT THIS JEWELRY

The common buckle--so utilitarian and yet it provides such opportunity for accessorizing. In Victorian times, buckles were a necessary element on the cloth belts required for the cinched waistlines of ladies' dresses, and not so necessary as adornment for the shoes of well-dressed gentlemen. The buckle was also a common motif for jewelry. This one, rather simple in design, is accented with a single sparkling old mine-cut diamond set between cherry-colored rubies on a "strap" embellished above and beneath with a coin-edged trim. Great form, great function--fabulous! Hand fabricated in 18K rosy-yellow gold, currently ring size 6 1/4.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Rosy-Yellow Gold
Current Ring Size:
61/4 Most rings can be resized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more.
Length:
3/8 Inch
Height:
1/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
4.4 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

1 Old Mine Cut Diamond

Carat Weight:
0.07 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.
Measurements:
2.70-2.40 mm
Color:
J
Clarity:
SI2
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.07

2 Round Cut Rubies

Carat Weight:
0.15 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.
Color:
Red
Measurements:
2.50-2.70 mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
0.15

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Like fine wine, fine jewelry also has a “vintage”—the design period or era from which it hails. Victorian or Edwardian, Art Deco or Retro, each piece in our collection has its own special pedigree. But just because one era ended and another began, it doesn’t mean that creative jewelry makers simply forgot the lessons of the past! Many of the jewels in our cases refuse to conform to a single design period, either by striking out on their own or showing the transition from one era to the next. When such daring dazzlers are over one hundred years old, they’re generally grouped in the antique category. Anything younger than that, but still made before 1970, fits the vintage label. Every iconic era yields both singular and transitional pieces, like the ones we’ve assembled here. Follow the link at the end of each section for more about the aesthetics and history of the period.

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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