Antique: Diamond Five Stone Ring, Half-Hoop Classic


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We always keep an eye out for pretty examples of the classic half-hoop ring. Especially ones with set with bright and lively diamonds.

Popular in the last part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th, the half hoop ring typically has a deeply carved gallery that holds five to seven, prong-set gems. The sides or shoulders of the ring, may also have an engraved pattern. Just as today, there were used as stacking ring or wedding rings.

This is a classic half-hoop. It is in 18 Ct gold with five transitional cut diamonds (approximately 1/2 carat). They stones are graduated from end to center and are often referred to as "boat" shaped.

Due to the cut of the diamonds, and that it is topped with platinum rather than silver, it is most likely early 20th c. rather than late 19th c. The white metal blends with the diamonds and creates the illusion that there is a row of uninterrupted sparkle.

It can be worn by itself, as a stacking ring (stack with other diamond and gem set rings), or as a wedding band.

Dimensions & Details

  • Five graduated, transitional cut-diamonds, with an approximate total carat weight of 1/2 carat.
  • The ring is 18 Ct gold (tested).
  • Ring size US 7, UK N 1/2 and easily sized within reason.


  • England.

Period & Hallmarks

  • Circa 1910.
  • Marked 18 Ct gold (tests thereabouts). Topped with platinum (too thin too test).


  • The ring is in good antique condition with general wear that one would expect in a piece of this age.

If you are interested in reading more about the jewelry terms or decorative periods referenced throughout our site, visit our Resources section for additional information.

Find out how to care for your collection of antique and modern jewels: visit our Jewelry Care page to get advice on maintaining and storing your treasured pieces.

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