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Additional Options for Victory
Precious Metal: Platinum, 18K white gold or 18K yellow gold
Diamond: .23 – 1.50 carat
Shown above with a 1 carat center diamond.
Victory, 1942, a new world order was emerging. Women stepped up and took on new roles. A new ring for the new women’s spirit of freedom and the safest prong-set diamond ring ever made… the Victory Ring.
World War II. Their men went off to fight for freedom in Europe and he Pacific. Millions of young women across America went to work at the office, in factories, and shipyards to support families and the war effort. These women of mid-century America needed an engagement ring that was practical, wearable, and durable and yet they still insisted that it be beautiful and feminine. For many thousands The Victory Ring was the fulfillment of their deepest hopes, wishes, and desires. It was the strongest, most enduring prong-set engagement ring ever made. Each of these rings came to represent commitment, the bond of family, and the enduring love between man and woman.
Women are again today asking the same questions their grandmothers asked mid-century. We listened and responded by reviving original dies to make this exquisitely beautiful ring available again for a new generation of women. The ring born of necessity over a half century ago is again the ring of choice today.
The Cross Guarantee
How well a diamond is set and secured is often overlooked by engagement ring shoppers. The quality of setting is not obvious at first glance, and can really only be seen under a microscope.
The quality of the diamond setting plays an essential role in the safety, security, and enjoyment of a ring for decades. How well a diamond is set can mean the difference between a ring that spends a month a year in a repair shop to tighten/re-secure, a ring that keeps snagging on fabrics, or even a lost gem, versus a ring that can be worn and enjoyed for years with minimal upkeep.
All center diamonds at Cross are set by one of Cross’s own jewelers. The Cross standard for diamond setting has remained the same for over 100 years. The reason is simple: there is just one right way to set a diamond securely in a prong-set ring.
A prong should have an angle cut into it which provides a secure seat on which the diamond evenly rests.
The prong should be drawn securely down over the top edge of the diamond to rest flat and secure over the surface of the gem.
The heel of the prong should be thick enough to provide structural strength for years of wear.
The prong should have a smooth, rounding polished surface.
All the above factors are important because when a diamond is set properly it looks its best and is as safe as it can possibly be.
We do recommend a professional clean and check for all jewelry at least once per year. Clean and check is always free at Cross and takes just a few minutes.
What to Avoid
in Poorly-Set Jewelry
We see poorly set gems every day from jewelry that is brought in for cleaning or repair. Shown below are common examples of improperly set diamonds.
The Cross Craftsmanship Difference
Our diamond setters are instructed to take the full measure of time to ensure each job is properly completed. When setting a diamond they work with a 20x power microscope because working under this level of magnification means the finished ring is the most beautiful and secure it can possible be.
Prompt free delivery is offered on all purchases shipped to mailing addresses within the United States.
Purchases under $1,000 are shipped free FedEx (please allow 4 business days for delivery). Upgraded to expedited delivery for $20.
Purchases over $1,000 are shipped free overnight. A signature is required on delivery.
Need a delivery to arrive on a specific day? Ask, we can arrange that. Would it be more convenient to deliver to your business address or directly to the recipient? We can do that too.
By providing us your e-mail address, you will receive tracking information on the progress of your delivery once it is shipped.
Orders Under $1,000 – Ship Free FedEx to arrive within 4 business days. Upgrade to overnight for $20.
Orders Over $1,000 – Ship Free FedEx Overnight or US Post Office Express. A signature is required on delivery.
To ensure that you love your new purchase we provide a full 30 days from the date of purchase for a refund or exchange.
And on all Christmas purchases, returns and exchanges are accepted through January 25th.