Victor Barbone Jewelry
Victor Barbone Jewelry
Victor Barbone Jewelry
Victor Barbone Jewelry
Victor Barbone Jewelry
Victor Barbone Jewelry
Victor Barbone Jewelry
Victor Barbone Jewelry
Victor Barbone Jewelry

Astrid

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Thin Halo Engagement Ring

The Astrid Ring is a thin halo engagement ring from inspired by the Edwardian Era but made more recently with an authentically old diamond! The ring centers a dreamy old mine cut cushion diamond of approximately 1.16 carats, K-L color, VS2 clarity. The diamond is bezel-set in a platinum setting with a slim halo of 24 diamonds surrounding it. An additional 3 diamonds line each shoulder with the side diamonds all combining for approximately 0.20 carats. The ring is size 7.25 and can be resized!

Why We Love It

This ring is absolutely heavenly! That center diamond is so incredibly stunning with gorgeous facets and the prettiest pastel flashes of color! We are also loving the proportions of the diamond with its more elongated shape and the way it gently rises from the halo while keeping a relatively low profile. This ring offers a beautiful sense of balance, making statements both bold and subtle. The ultra-fine millegrain detail enhances each of the bezel settings. This is the perfect ring for anyone looking for great surface area without the weight! In typical Edwardian fashion, the Astrid ring passes between bold and delicate effortlessly!

The Subtlety Of Edwardian Elegance

The Astrid showcases some of the Edwardian Era’s more subtle trends. Edwardian jewelry is often described as lace translated into metal, leading to ornate, flowery patterns of vines, ribbons, and bows. In the Astrid ring, we see instead the Edwardian passion for platinum, which is lightweight but durable and perfect for adding hand-engraved millegrain detail. Platinum disappeared from jewelry during the years of World War I, as the government declared it an essential military material and enforced strict rations. At the turn of the century, the Edwardian Era is also notable for its renewed fascination with diamonds and hand-cut techniques that allowed each stone to display its unique natural beauty.

Of course, the Astrid ring is also remarkable as a product of the late Edwardian Era. Circa 1915, this thin halo engagement ring sits just outside both the Edwardian and Art Deco eras. However, in its delicate elegance, we can see hints of the later Art Deco influence in the almost architectural attention to balance, especially in the gentle curve in the band just below the halo and the open metal arches.

Need to see another angle or have additional questions about a ring? Feel free to Contact Us, and we'd be more than happy to help you!

Q: Can we see the rings in person?

A. Yes! We are available by appointment in NYC! Feel free to Contact Us or call us to set up an appointment! Read all about appointments here!

Q: Can my ring be resized?

A. Yes! We offer one complimentary resizing and MOST rings can be resized. Each additional resize is $80. Contact us to see if a certain ring can be sized to your preference! Keep in mind that resizing can take up to a 1 week. 

Q: Do you do custom work?

A. Yes! We do indeed do custom work when we source the center stone and we work exclusively with antique diamonds! We are not currently creating settings for stones that we do not source. The custom process starts at $10,000.

Q: What about diamond certification?

A. We wrote a whole page on your questions on diamond certification here!

Q: What is your return policy?

A. We are on a mission to pair people with their Dream Ring! If you are not happy with your purchase, we accept returns within 5 days of receiving the ring. Contact us and we will send you a return label to ship it back. Once we receive the ring in its original condition then we will issue a full refund. It may take a few days for the funds to show up in your account depending on your bank.

Q: What types of payments do you accept?

A. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, certified check, bank transfer, and Affirm. Important note if you are using a credit/debit card: Most banks impose a spending limit so you may have to contact them to have that changed for a purchase or to let them know that you are making a large purchase. We are also able to split payments over multiple cards! For this option, you can contact us and we can walk you through it!

Q: Will an "out of stock" item be restocked?

A: Unfortunately not! These are all one of a kind vintage and antique engagement rings so there is no other ring quite like it! Sometimes we can recreate a sold piece so Contact Us if there is a style that you can't get off your mind! For some of the vintage-inspired pieces, we can often recreate the ring!

Q: Will you sell the setting without the center stone?

A: Unfortunately not! We do not sell only settings and we try to preserve the vintage integrity so we do not separate the diamonds from the setting. 

Q: What shipping do you offer?

A. We offer FREE overnight shipping Monday through Friday in the continental US. The package will come in a UPS or FedEx box and will not have our name on it in case it is a surprise! An adult signature is required upon delivery. The billing address on your order must match the shipping address. International shipments have a flat fee of $100 USD. Contact us for more information on international shipments.

Q: Do you offer payments plans?

A. We do offer layaway plans! Engagement rings can be a large purchase and we want you to be able to get the one that you want before someone else snatches up that one-of-a-kind piece! We offer up to 60-day installment plans and are happy to split payments over multiple cards if needed. Since layaway rings are taken off the market for extended periods of time, they are exchangeable but not returnable. Payments are non-returnable for payment plans. Contact us at info@victorbarbone.com to set up a plan that works for you!

Q: What countries do you ship to?

A. We ship to the United States, Canada, the UK, most European countries, Australia, as well as many other countries. Feel free to contact us to see if we ship to your country! There are often duties and taxes associated with importing jewelry so you can contact your country's customs agency for help in calculating that cost! Shipping on international shipments is a flat $100 USD fully insured.

If we haven't answered your question here, feel free to Contact Us or call us at 646-867-8772 and we will answer any questions you may have! 

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