An early 20th century alexandrite and diamond cluster ring,
Lot 45
An early 20th century alexandrite and diamond cluster ring,
Sold for £15,600 (US$ 24,236) inc. premium

Lot Details
An early 20th century alexandrite and diamond cluster ring, circa 1900
The oval mixed-cut alexandrite, weighing 3.95 carats, within a double surround of old brilliant-cut diamonds, between trifurcated shoulders set with similarly-cut stones, mounted in platinum and gold, diamonds approximately 1.50 carats total, ring size Q, cased

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a certificate from The Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain stating that the alexandrite was found to be a natural alexandrite chrysoberyl. Certificate number 1234420, dated 11th August 1998.

    Provenance
    Lady Morgan, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Alexandra
    Direct Descent

    By family repute this ring was a gift from Queen Alexandra to her Lady-in-Waiting, Lady Morgan. The alexandrite had been the Queen's prize in a Christmas cracker at a party hosted by Tsar Nicholas of Russia.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the ring is believed to be mounted in silver, platinum and gold and not just platinum and gold as stated in the catalogue.
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