Russian Belle-Époque Gold and Platinum Cluster Ring with a GIA Antique Cushion Cut Diamond Center

Period: c. 1896 - c. 1917 Victorian / Belle Époque; Russian origin

Marks/Stamps: the ring bears Russian stamps on the exterior of the shank under the finger. The first is a “56” (denoting approx. 14K gold), and the second is the maker’s mark, “AT” within an oval. Though there are a number of Russian “AT” stamps, the characteristics of this particular mark suggest that the piece was crafted by Alexander Treiden, who was active from the 1880s to 1917. In the early 1880s, Treiden was the shop-master of Court Jeweler Carl Hahn until c. 1894-1896, at which point Treiden served as an independent jeweler until 1917.

Materials: approx. 14K gold; platinum; diamonds

Dimensions: the top measures approx. 11.60 mm north-to-south; the ring stands 5.85 mm tall above the finger

Size: 6 3/4 (free sizing)

     Center: a spready 1.00 carat elongated Antique Cushion Cut cut diamond (GIA assessed Cushion Brilliant, M color, VVS1 clarity)—to our eyes, the stone has more color than a typical M, and we love it! The warmth makes for a stunning color contrast with the white surround. 

     Accents: .40 ctw., est.; fourteen antique round cut diamonds (Swiss Cuts and Old Single Cuts); approx. G color and SI1-I1 clarity overall


Item Q2944