Vintage 18ct Gold & Platinum Diamond Solitaire Ring
It's so so rare to find vintage and antique pieces with any provenance, and yet here we are, with a very modest diamond solitaire ring, that has been treasured and looked after like the diamond was 20 times the size! This lovely little ring has been made from 18ct gold with a decorative platinum setting, in which sits a single or 'eight cut' diamond of an estimated 0.12cts. Single cut diamonds are not cut for sparkle, but they do show a good amount of brilliance due to the large flat, table on the top. So there is quite a lot of reflective light from this diamond, which really brightens up the ring.
The ring, amazingly, comes with its original purchase receipt from 1946. The receipt was issued by Louis Lurie, a Russian watchmaker and jeweller based at 477, Roman Road, Bow, London, E3. Mr Lurie appears to have recently arrived in London, from Russia, and had most probably fled to Britain during the Second World War. He was naturalised as a British citizen in 1947. The ring's first owner has the surname Holloway.
This is a modest ring, but it's been very well looked after and we we can see its claws have been re-tipped at some point in the past, meaning the stone is very secure in the setting. It doesn't appear to have been overly worn, and the band is still thick and solid. It's just lovely! And perfect for someone seeking an affordable vintage engagement ring. Want to see more? We've uploaded a short video of the ring to YouTube.
- Size: UK O / US 7.5 / EU 55.25
- Age: 1946
- Material: 18ct Gold & Platinum
- Marks: 18ct
- Weight: 2.5 grams
- Principal Stone: Diamond
- Principal Cut: Single Cut
- Est Weight: 0.12ct
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.