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.
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.
Sapphire diamond cluster ring in 18 karat (750) yellow and white gold. In its center, a large oval synthetic sapphire weighing approx. 2 carats, surrounded by 14 brilliant-cut diamonds in a closed setting.
Platinum cluster ring in 18 karat white gold and platinum. In the center, three zirconia (CZ) are set in claws in an openwork radial decoration, six other stones decorate the ring around. Ring from the late Retro period, 60’s – 70’s.
French dog’s head hallmark, eagle’s head hallmark, illegible goldsmith’s hallmark.
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