A diamond cluster ring,

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Lot 4
A diamond cluster ring,
circa 1920

Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,517) inc. premium

Jewellery

13 Aug 2014, 11:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A diamond cluster ring, circa 1920
The central old brilliant-cut diamond, within a pierced quatrefoil design, the outside border set with similarly-cut diamonds, millegrain-set throughout, inscribed 23 May 96 1896 May 1921 to the inside band, diamonds approx. 1.60cts total, ring size L½ (sizing bead)

Footnotes

  • By repute this ring was a gift from the noted British barrister, Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Somers Travers Christmas Humphreys (1867-1956) to his wife, the actress Zoé Marquerite Newmans (1872-1953) on their 25th wedding anniversary in 1921. Sir Richard Humphreys appeared as Junior Counsel for the prosecution in case of Oscar Wilde vs the Marquess of Queensbury. Thence by descent.
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