What are cluster rings? A cluster ring France is called a “marguerite”, the daisy flower. Then you understand that’s a name given to a broad range of ring styles with one thing in common : gemstones ‘clustered’ together. Most of the time there is a central stone in an entourage of smaller stones. They come in a wide variety of shapes: round, oval, square. Cluster rings can be set with all types of stones, but the great classic is the ring with a central sapphire surrounded by diamonds, like Kate Middleton’s ring.
Perpignan garnets cluster ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold. This large, oval-shaped cluster ring is entirely set with faceted and flat-cut Perpignan garnets. The central oval garnet is surrounded by 23 round garnets. These garnets have a raspberry-red color typical of the garnets used in this region of southern France. The ring is decorated in openwork on the shoulders. Antique Regional Catalan ring, late 19th century, France.
Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and partially visible goldsmith’s hallmark.
Finger size: 60 FR or 9.25 US (no resizing).
Ring head dimensions: 25 x 20 mm
Condition: scratches from use, small pewter soldering on underside, some stones have been replaced.
Blue topaz diamond ring in 18 karat yellow gold (750). Antique ring with a large rectangular-cut ice blue topaz in a setting of 16 old-cut diamonds. The stone has a lovely crystalline blue color very similar to an aquamarine stone. Antique cluster ring circa 1880.
Owl hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)
Georgian Italian ruby cluster ring in 14 karat gold (585). Late 18th century cluster ring with 9 table-cut rubies. Each shoulder of the ring is also set with 3 rubies. The ring is richly decorated with rinceaux and stylized leaves. Like most rings from this period, the ring head is secured with a rivet. Ring from the Mediterranean basin, probably Italy, circa 1780.
Unreadable guarantee hallmark, 14k tested gold.
Finger circumference: 56 EU or 7.5 US (possible sizing at the risk of missing ring decoration).
Bezel dimensions: 14.8 mm x 15 mm
Condition: scratches from use
Weight : 5.4 gr
More information : there are several examples of rings identified as Italian in the British Musuem, and although it is known that these designs were also made in Spain, there are no Spanish models referenced in museums. However, this style can be found throughout Southern Europe: Italy, Spain and Portugal, and can be explained by the presence of the Habsburgs during the 16th and 17th centuries in regions such as Sicily, Sardinia, Naples and Milan.
Marguerite diamond ruby ring in 18-karat white gold (750). The ring features a central significant old mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 0.33 carats. The diamond is surrounded by six marquise-shaped rubies and four brilliant-cut diamonds. The rubies exhibit a beautiful raspberry red color. Additionally, there are four brilliant-cut diamonds set on the shoulders. The ring was created in the 1970s using elements from an older piece of jewelry.
French eagle head hallmark and illegible maker’s hallmark (French hallmark for 18-karat gold).
Finger size: 48 EU or 4.5 US (resizable)
Diameter of the bezel: 16 mm
Estimated weight of the central diamond: 0.33 carats
Total estimated diamond weight: 0.57 carats
Estimated weight of rubies: 1.14 carats
Art Deco cluster opal ring in platinum (950). This antique cluster ring features a central cabochon-cut opal set in a close setting, surrounded by twelve old-cut diamonds. The opal shows vibrant play-of-color with shades of violet, blue, and green, accented by hints of orange. The ring’s gallery is delicately detailed with scrollwork. This Art Deco period ring dates to circa 1930 and originates from France.
Hallmarks: Dog’s head (french hallmark for platinum) and maker’s mark.
Ring Size: 51 EU or 5.75 US (Resizable).
Top dimensions: 18 x 14 mm.
Opal weight: 1.03 carats.
Estimated total diamond weight: 0.48 carats.
Condition: surface abrasions, signs of wear.
Weight: 8.18 gr
Gemology and beliefs: Opals come in various types, with noble opals being the kind that exhibits play-of-color. This captivating effect is caused by tiny, uniformly sized spheres of silica. When light hits these spheres and is refracted, it produces a dazzling display of colors on the opal’s surface. In contrast, common opals lack this play-of-color, as their spheres are disordered and of varying sizes, giving them a milky appearance. Opals have been associated with the power of invisibility in folklore, earning them the title “Patronus forum” (patron of thieves) during the late Middle Ages.
Art Deco round diamond ring in 18 Karat white gold (750) and platinum (850). This Art Deco ring features a circular centerpiece with a brilliant-cut diamond in a beaded setting. The ring showcases geometric lines in beaded white gold forming a stylized flower adorned with 8 rose-cut diamonds. The elevated setting of the central diamond creates a space in the metal, adding an airy quality to the ring. With its geometric lines and openwork motifs, this ring embodies the typical Art Deco style (1920-1935) and reflects the white jewelry trends of the era. Circa 1930, France. This piece is numbered.
Hallmark: Partially faded eagle head (French state hallmark for 18-karat gold) and serial number.
Finger size: 55 EU or 7.25 US.
Setting diameter: 11 mm.
Estimated total diamond weight: 0.13 carat.
Estimated central diamond weight: 0.07 carat.
Cluster ring Perpignan garnets in 18k rose gold. Antique ring centred on a round garnet surrounded by six round rose-cut garnets set in pearls. The main garnet is mounted on a structure attached by clasps/rings to the head of the ring. The ring is soberly decorated with a gadroon on each shoulder. The gold structure is finely decorated with triangular V-shaped figures on the edges, and the back of the bezels is domed. These stones are known as “perpignan” or “rose” cut and are faceted on the top but flat on the underside. These garnets have a beautiful raspberry, pink-red and slightly purplish colour. These colours are typical of Perpignan jewellery, with a palette of shades that is revealed in the sunlight.Regional jewellery from the middle of 19th century, France.
Eagle head hallmark, goldsmith’s hallmark illegible.
Finger size: 59 EU or 8.75 US (can be changed)
Ring head size: 12 x 12 mm
Condition: scratches from use, wears on the main stone, a prong missing
Weight: 2.7 g
More information : The paillon is an ancient technique that consists of placing a sheet of metal under the stone, at the bottom of the bezel, to accentuate its brilliance. The cut and method of manufacture of this Catalan jewellery dates back to the 18th century.
Antique provençal diamond ring in 18 karat (750 thousandths) pink gold and silver.Antique regional ring from Provence, set with five rose-cut diamonds on a silver and gold setting.The ring is decorated with fine leaves at shoulder level.Antique ring, mid-19th century, France.
Diamond cluster flower ring in 18 karats white and yellow gold. A central fantasy cut diamond of rectangular shape is surrounded by eight old single cut and brilliant cut diamonds in a white gold setting. The ring takes the shape of a flower. The shoulders of the ring form an openwork heart. Pre-owned ring from the late 20th Century
French owl hallmark
Finger size: 54 EU or 6.75 US (can be resized)
Diameter of the flower : 9 mm
Height of the flower : 5 mm
Estimated weight of the central diamond: 0.20 carat; estimated total weight of the diamonds: 0.52 carat
Diamonds flower cluster ring in white gold 18 karats. The bezel of the ring is openworked and forming short volutes simulating petals of a flower. In the centre, a brilliant-cut diamond is surrounded by eight rose-cut diamonds, all set with prongs. French jewel from the middle of the 20th century.
Eagle head hallmark
Finger size: 52 EU or 6.25 US (can be cut to size)
Diameter of the ring head : 13 mm
Estimated weight of the central diamond : 0.10 carat
Total estimated weight of the diamonds : 0.34 carat
Note : good condition of the diamonds
Condition : wears