Edwardian Old Mine Cut Diamond Gypsy Ring
Ring Size UK O · US 7
A wonderful gypsy ring fully hallmarked and made in Chester in 1902. In the centre is a 0.18 carat old mine cut within a star shape setting. This style of ring is amazingly modern - despite being over a century old! They are modern in another way too, as they are fashionable for both men and women.
Why are they called Gypsy rings? The origin of their name is a little dark and it can be traced back to the 19th century, when men and women of the upper class would travel through the countryside, fearful that gypsies might try and steal their valuables. In response to how easily they imagined it would be to snatch a gem from a raised claw-set ring, the gypsy ring was invented. The stones sit snugly in place within, rather than upon, the band. By setting their diamonds and gemstones in thick bands of gold, they could hide their true wealth and hide their jewels from any preying bandits!
This setting is a practical setting for our busy lifestyles too - the diamond is well protected from any knocks, and is convenient for the current hygiene measures of constant hand washing – soap can’t get stuck under the gemstone and dull its sparkle!!
Date & Origin 1900s, English
Era Edwardian (1901-1914)
Material 18ct gold
Hallmarks Full Hallmark Maker's mark: H.C &S ltd. Assayed in Chester in 1902. 18ct gold
Condition Very Good
Need to know your ring size?
Let's make sure you get it right first time. Use a handy Ring Sizer to double check your size.
Edwardian Old Mine Cut Diamond Gypsy Ring
Can a ring be re-sized?
Yes, the majority of our rings can be re-sized; unless specifically stated in the item description. Simply add your required size in the notes section at checkout, and we'll take care of the rest!
Please note: The first ring sizing is complimentary. Rings that have been sized by us can be returned as long as it’s within our 30 day return policy, however, we will deduct a charge of £50 for the ring sizing. Rings sized by other parties are final sale. Any second re-sizing is additional cost.
Do not know your ring size?
We would rather you get the size right first time rather than guess work so we recommend you size at later date unless you are sure. Ring sizing is not easy, especially if you do not know. Your fingers can wear up to three different sizes. We have tried to make it easier and you can purchase from us a ring size gauge measure with your order for £1. You can also read our sizing guide here.
We only want you to be happy. With 30 days for a free returns, two months for exchange and a year after purchase for your complimentary resize. (We hope this helps those who do not know their partner’s ring size).
How long does re-sizing take?
Please allow an additional 5 working days to the delivery time. If you require your order for a particular date, please get in touch as soon as possible and we will do our very best to accommodate.
Can a product be resized after it’s been purchased?
Yes, you have a year after purchase to get your complimentary free ring size. Please note that not all rings can be resized. So please do get in touch if it is not clear on the ring’s description.
Do you offer layaway? Can I pay in instalments?
Yes! We have different ways of doing layaways.
Paypal is most popular or via bank transfer. We try to be as flexible as possible, so if you tell us what you need, we will agree the layaway terms on a case by case basis with you.
We usually offer a PayPal invoice over the period of 3 months, but can happily extend to 6 months if needed. We do not charge interest for instalment payments. Paypal invoice allows you to pay a partial payment whenever is convenient for you.
A 20% up front, non refundable, deposit is required to hold the item, and this counts towards the item total. Payment is then made over the following weeks and the final payment must be made by the agreed end date.
Please note, items bought on layaway are returnable, but the deposit is non refundable. Items are shipped once payment is completed. If payment is not made within the agreed time frame, we will try to work with you to agree a solution, but reserve the right to refund your money (bar the deposit) and re-list the item Please contact us directly to discuss further.
Does it come with a certificate?
Yes, we provide a Parkin & Gerrish certificate with your purchase.
All of our jewellery is checked and examined in house by Zuleika who is a professional gemologist and a FGA (Fellow of the Gemmology Association) and DGA (Diamond Member of the Gemmological Association).
The Parkin & Gerrish certificate is perfect to give to your insurance company along with a copy of the invoice. Please note, the certificate we provide is not a gemological certificate.
Some of our higher end jewellery will come with accredited gemological/diamond certification from a lab. If it does, it will be mentioned in the description. If it has not been lab certified, it is possible to provide such a certificate from a reputable London gemological lab. There is an additional non refundable charge for this, approximately £80 - 120 + VAT. Please get in touch with us to find out more.
Can I try on before I buy? I need help deciding!
As we are online-only, we offer virtual appointments with Zoom, WhatsApp & Signal video. We are more than happy to provide any additional photos, videos or details about the item/s via email and WhatsApp/Signal. Zuleika will be delighted to be your very own personal virtual shopping assistant. Do get in touch with us.
If you order jewellery from us and it doesn’t satisfy you in any way, we offer a full refund policy - please read for further details.
How long will my order take to arrive?
We aim to dispatch as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.
However, there infrequently might be a delay up to 72 hours.
Please allow an additional 5 working days to the delivery time for resizing of rings. Please get in touch if you are wishing to have your item arrive for a particular date and we will try our best to accommodate.
My purchase is a surprise for someone. I do not want my partner to know!
Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us! We have very discreet packaging on the outside – we also do not want the postman to know the box he is carrying contains jewellery!
Every purchase is gift wrapped and we can include a gift messages too - please add to your order note or send us an email.
Can a product be engraved?
Yes, please contact us for further details on cost and availability. Any piece that is engraved is a final sale.
How much does shipping cost?
All shipping information can be found on our shipping page.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we use Royal Mail and DHL to ship all over the world. We only used secure and insured services. Read our shipping policy here.
Do you ship to P.O.boxes?
We are unable to ship to P.O. boxes at this time.
What is your return policy?
All return information can be found on our Return and Refund page.
Our gift boxes are plastic free, fully recyclable and FSC certified. They are high quality rigid luxury boxes that look and feel amazing. They have been beautifully designed by Zuleika and Oliver and best of all, made in the UK!
Our jewellery is presented inside the gift box in a green presentation box, as well as, a luxury reusable pouch and tissue paper. Our boxes, pouches and tissue paper are made in the UK and support small businesses.
Our postage packaging is also recyclable. You can read more HERE.
MADE IN THE UK
Parkin & Gerrish are very proud to be not just a British Brand, but also a small family run business. We have personally hand-picked all our jewellery, as well as our manufactured jewellery, our packaging and even our jewellery cleaner from all over the UK, supporting local and small businesses.
The point is, we know exactly where everything comes from and how it is made. We have homegrown ethics and principles, we care about people, customers, suppliers and our planet and the next generation.
SIGNATURE GIFT WRAPPING
Every purchase is lovingly gift wrapped by Zuleika herself.
We felt it was important, as we are not a physical shop and online only, you have the ultimate experience of opening our beautiful packaging. Nothing feels better than receiving jewellery.
We can include a gift messages too - please add to your order note or send us an email.
Oh and do not worry, your secret is safe with us! We have very discreet packaging on the outside – we also do not want the postman to know the box he is carrying contains jewellery!
Looking for the perfect wedding ring?
Parkin & Gerrish can help you design your perfect wedding ring. Our rings are made in the heart of Birmingham using Fair Trade Gold.
The choices can be overwhelming and that is why we have chosen very simple plain wedding band designs. These come in Platinum as well as, 18ct Gold and 9ct Gold in Yellow, Rose and White Gold and can range from 2mm to 8mm wide.
*Please note, these are made to order and can take up to 5 weeks to be made.
Did you know?
Buying antique, vintage and second hand jewellery gives these pieces a second lease of life!
There is a big shift, not just within the fashion industry, but in the jewellery industry too. Vintage is no longer just for clothing. We find more shoppers are looking to the craftsmanship of the past for their everyday jewellery.
Know your ring size?
To measure your finger at home, purchase an adjustable ring re-sizer to get the size right first time.
Slip the ring sizer on your finger and adjust to give a comfortable fit, checking that it just slips back over the knuckle. Our multisizers are made in the UK.