Antique ring single emerald with diamond halo cluster yellow gold
Yellow gold old rose cut diamond, Early/Romantic Victorian period.
This gorgeous emerald and diamond ring was most likely given as an engagement ring. Before the abundance of diamonds, engagement rings were most typically set with the fiancee's birthstone.
And, to signify the romance between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, engagement rings for the wealthy were quite popular. Previous periods, simple bands were the only wedding jewelry.