Late/Post Victorian "D. Wilcox & Co." Diamond Cluster Ring

Period: c. 1890s-1900s; Victorian

Stamp: The ring is marked "10 W X"; The "WX" is the mark of Providence, Rhode Island jewelry, D. Wilcox & Company, established by Dutee Wilcox in 1856 (originally called Wilcox & Battell, with partner Henry A. Battell). After a number of changes in name and partnership, the company was passed on to Dutee's son, Howard, in 1918 after Dutee's death. The new management was short-lived and the company closed its doors in 1919. 

Materials: approx. 14K gold (acid tested, multiple times, as the ~14K content conflicts with the "10" in the stamp, yet ~14K it is); silver collet; diamonds

Dimensions: just over 13.00 mm north to south across the top; the piece stands 4.90 mm tall above the finger—this is a low-profile piece considering the significant diamond spread

Size: 6 (free sizing)

Diamonds:

    Center: .76 carat Oval Rose Cut diamond (GIA-assessed as Oval Modified Brilliant; G color; I1 clarity)—as set, this stone reads as a very fine I1 and is thoroughly eye clean. The stone itself comes from an estate piece that was beyond repair. Our smith set it into this mount with an early-Victorian inspired silver collet, shown here with a dark patina. 
     Accents: Fourteen Antique Rose Cut diamonds; .25 ctw., est.


 

Item TS317
LS40
CWCE

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