Antique Edwardian 18ct Gold Old Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
A beautiful turn of the 20th century diamond solitaire ring featuring an old European cut diamond of an estimated 0.37ct. The diamond is rubover set in platinum, and flanked by four single cut diamonds on each shoulder. In total we would estimate the diamond weight of this piece to be 0.42cts. Old European cut diamonds are round when viewed from above, but they feature a higher crown and smaller table than modern diamonds, through which you can often see the culet (the bottom 'tip'). They are sought after stones from a period that pre-dates modern diamond manufacturing methods.
The central diamond in this antique ring is absolutely beautiful. It's white, bright and clear to the eye, and really shines on the finger. We have been quite strict grading it as an SI clarity stone, and were it not for one small crystal inclusion we would have placed it into the VS grade. This inclusion is only visible under magnification. On the finger the diamond dazzles and it's a pleasure to wear. It's the perfect engagement ring for the lady who likes her jewellery steeped in history, and this piece has definitely made a lady or two smile and say yes before now! It's also a lovely 'just because' ring that stacks nicely alongside other pieces. The old cut diamond ring is presented in our recycled kraft jewellery box - the box used in the photos is one of our props and not included in the sale.
- Size: UK O / US 7.5 / EU 55.25
- Age: 1900-1915
- Material: 18ct Gold & Platinum
- Marks: 18ct
- Weight: 2.2 grams
- Principal Stone: Diamond
- Principal Cut: Old European
- Est Weight: 0.37ct
- Est Clarity: SI1
- Est Colour: J-K
- Second Stone: Diamond
- Second Cut: Single Cut
- Est Weight: 0.05ct
- Case: Recycled Kraft Ring Box
All carat weights, colour grades and clarity grades are our very best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable stone treatments disclosed.
Kit Clayton Jewellery is a member of the National Association of Jewellers and insurance valuations for pieces priced £1000+ are available on request.