Antique Victorian Natural Emerald & Diamond Carved Half-Hoop Ring


Most rings can be sized with a few exceptions, we will contact you if needed. Please note that resized rings are non-returnable. Resizing takes 7-10 business days to complete.

Introducing a beautiful 19th-century Victorian-era natural emerald and diamond carved half-hoop ring that epitomises the quality of antique British jewellery.

The star of the show is a breathtaking 1.18-carat natural emerald that is likely of Colombian origin and displays a vibrant and rich green hue with excellent clarity. The emerald is secured by two claws and flanked on either side by a pair of dazzling white old European cut diamonds boasting a combined weight of 1.20-carats and surrounded by trios of small sparkling rose-cut diamonds.

The ring's shank is crafted from polished solid 18ct gold with hand-engraved scrollwork sides, known as a 'carved half-hoop'.

Victorian carved half-hoop rings are cherished for their detailed craftsmanship and the romantic symbolism of the Victorian era, making them coveted pieces for both collectors and enthusiasts of antique jewellery.

Total estimated diamond weight: 1.25 carats 

Hallmarks: Unmarked (tested as 18ct gold)

Date: Circa 1870 (Victorian era)

Condition: Very good. There are a few small nibbles to the edges of the emerald commensurate with and only visible under magnification.

The ring face measures 15mm across, 8mm high, and 5mm deep.

Ring Size: (Can be resized)
UK - M 1/2
US - 6.5

Weight - 4.7 grams

Every gemstone has been professionally tested and verified as catalogued by an FGA qualified gemmologist.

  • At Ellibelle Jewellery we offer a fast and fixed price ring sizing service for £40.
  • Simply select your ring size using the drop-down menu and we'll have your ring sized and sent out to you within 7-10 business days.
  • Most rings can be sized with a few exceptions, we will contact you if needed.
  • Please note that resized rings are non-returnable.

Fast & Free Worldwide Delivery

We ship out all orders in a plain outer cardboard box to ensure that delivery is discreet. 

All UK orders are delivered free of charge by Royal Mail Special Delivery.  Orders will be dispatched within 1 working day and will arrive on the next working day.

We are also pleased to offer free worldwide express shipping on all orders. Delivery will usually be within 3-7 working days, depending on your location.

Your jewellery will be fully insured during transit so you can be assured of its security, and your signature will be required on receipt.

Refunds & Returns

We want you to love your jewellery - If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase then you can return your item to us within 14 days for a full refund.

Is the packaging discreet?

Yes. We ship out all orders in a plain mailing bag to ensure that delivery is discreet. 

I don't know my ring size?

Order our handy ring sizer tool here: Ring Sizer Tool

Can you reserve an item for me?

Yes. We are happy to hold items over £500 in value in reserve for up to 3 months. To reserve an item we take an upfront, non-refundable deposit of 25%. You decide when to pay the remaining balance anytime within 3 months and we'll ship your item immediately afterwards. If this is something that you'd like to arrange then please email us at 

Do you offer payment plans?

We can arrange a flexible payment plan for any piece you wish to purchase over a number of weeks or months.  We take a non-refundable deposit of 10-25% depending on the value of the item and the length of the layway, and agree on a payment schedule for the remainder.  If you cancel the layaway before completing the purchase then we would refund everything minus the deposit.

Please note items purchased via layaway plans are not eligible for return.

How is my payment secured?

All card payments are processed through Shopify Payments (powered by Stripe) which keeps your details safe and secure. We don't ever have access to your Credit or Debit card details.

If you choose to pay with PayPal then you can read about their security here

Does my order come boxed?

All jewellery bought through our website will come beautifully gift wrapped in a signature Ellibelle Jewellery velvet ring box together with a handwritten information booklet about your purchase and care guide and a free polishing cloth this will all come neatly presented in a branded matt black gift box with ribbon bow.

I've bought the wrong ring size!

If you have purchased a ring that doesn't fit you, there's no need to worry. You can easily order one of our handy ring sizer tools to determine the correct size you need. Once you have the size, simply contact us to arrange the return of the ring for resizing.

The resizing service usually costs £50 (subject to number of sizes), which includes the cost of return postage. It typically takes around 7-10 business days to complete.

In the rare circumstance that the ring cannot be resized or if you decide to return it, please notify us within 14 days of receiving the item for a full refund.

Customer Reviews

Based on 138 reviews
Hayley N.
Gorgeous and Sparkly

I love this ring. The colour of the stone and the sparkle are really effective. It’s a simple but stunning design. It arrived very quickly and in pretty packaging. Love it!

Carey J. (Barnet, GB)

I'm thrilled with this ring! It's more beautiful than the photos gave justice. I will definitely spread the word about your company... good quality, beautifully presented and prompt posting. Who could ask for more!

Bronwen C. (Enfield, GB)

Delighted with both rings, &, re-sizing, they both fit perfectly

James M. (Stirling, GB)
Fantastic purchase

Service and delivery were first class. Prior to that the company were very helpful trying to advise us on purchase. Thank you a lovely gift for our daughter.

Anonymous (Olympia, US)

This 180yr old ring is truly mesmerizing. I’m so happy I can be one of its owners. I hope it can last a hundred years more. It was delivered fast, very great service!

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Every gemstone has been professionally tested and verified by our in house FGA qualified gemmologists.

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