Dandy Diary

Victorian gold ring with 0.54ct old cut solitaire, England circa 1890

"The dandy cultivates his dress, his appearance, also wit and bon mot. The original, but at all times appropriate, elegant dress for sport (pastime), combined with the formal manners of a gentleman, is elevated to the purpose of life." This is how an encyclopedia describes those well-dressed gentlemen who can still be seen on the streets of metropolises from time to time. And of course, a good wardrobe always includes a beautiful piece of jewelry. Since most pieces of jewelry are reserved for the ladies - often to the chagrin of those gentlemen who like it shiny and sparkly - we are especially pleased to be able to present a ring that can also be worn by gentlemen, which was created in the years shortly before the turn of the century. The stylish ring made of high-carat gold holds a beautiful old-cut diamond weighing about 0.54 carats in its center. As it does so, the diamond is held by twelve struts, eight of which blend effectively into the ring rail, giving the ring a beautiful three-dimensionality. The ring came to us in London and, according to its hallmark, was made in Birmingham. It is beautifully preserved and a stylish accessory of the Victorian era for the gentleman of the world, which of course can also be worn effectively by ladies.


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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.