Antique Victorian Diamond & Ruby Ring "Gypsy Set" in 18ct Gold

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SKU: #RG803

This sparkling Ruby and Diamond ring from the Victorian period is an example of what is often called a "Gypsy" or "gypsy set" ring. It is a hoop style ring, that is named for the way its stones are set. The ring is deep enough to accommodate the gems, but still allow them to be flush with the surface.

The central stone in this three stone ring is an oval cut ruby which has a beautiful red-pink hue. Two mine cut diamonds, also set in hand carved stars, bookend the central stone. Because this particular gypsy set ring is on the larger side, we thought it would make a nice addition to our Cocktail ring collection. It may be large enough to wear on your index or middle finger.

Dimensions & Details: Victorian Ruby and Diamond Ring

  • The ring size is between a US 8 and 81/4. Note: This ring can be sized successfully up or down within reason, by your local jeweler, as there is no pattern on the back part of the shank/band of the ring. Please bear in mind that after a ring has been sized, it is considered customized and cannot be returned.
  • Height of ring: 7.5 mm in the front tapering to 2.3 mm in the back.
  • The ring is 18 ct. gold with two old mine cut diamonds and a central ruby.


  • England.

Period & Hallmarks

  • Victorian.
  • City mark: Birmingham.
  • Date letter: Corresponds to 1899.
  • Makers Mark: SB&SLD, the mark for S. Blanckensee & Sons, (which was founded in Bristol in 1826).


  • The ring is in good condition. The surface of the ruby has a few surface abrasions and the stone has a few inclusions. These issues can be seen with magnification. The stone has a nice deep pink-red hue.

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.

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