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Antique Rose Cut DIAMOND Gypsy Band Ring French 5.7g 18k Rose Gold Solitaire

Antique Rose Cut DIAMOND Gypsy Band Ring French 5.7g 18k Rose Gold Solitaire

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Big stock drop of old cut diamond gypsy rings, I just happened to have acquired several on my last trip so I am rolling out a grouping.

This one features a nicely domed rose cut diamond, cropping out like a disco ball but with free form facets, clearly hand cut. It has a nice, chunky look to it. It is set in an 18k rose gold setting with a platinum bezel around the diamond, as is customary for the period to set diamonds in a white metal. The setting is closed back and backed with foil to catch the light from the back of the stone.

This French antique piece has a sturdy hand feel in 18k solid gold with a nice thickness to the gold especially doming up to the diamond.

Please note the measurements as I have small fingers and it can be difficult to determine scale from pictures.

This would be a wonderful gift - right hand ring, statement piece, or stacker.

French hallmark for 18k gold.

Antique box not included.

It is currently a size 7 1/4. The ring face 7.4mm north south with the shank remaining wide all the way around. It is 4mm tall off the finger with the high crown of the diamond. It weighs 5.7g.

I do not remove my stones from their antique settings for exact measurements and with the closed back, the depth of the stone is unknown. The exposed visible portion measures 5.5mm, (but widens out further in the flush mount). It has a nice depth with the domed top. Like most rose cuts with a flat back they have a lower comparative carat weight than a modern diamond but the surface area gives it the appearance of a larger carat stone. A round modern brilliant diamond with 1 carat total weight has a diameter of around 6.5mm for comparison's sake and to give you an idea of scale.


All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. Typical for antique stones, the diamond has linear warm carbon silk inclusions running across the top quarter of the stone which is eye visible. There are also some warm areas around one edge from age to the foil seen more under magnification as the majority of the foil is bright white and reflective. The stone is in great condition with no chips or nicks. It just has that moodier antique sparkle as it was meant to be viewed by candlelight. The platinum bezel is uneven from wear but the stone is secure. There are no dark spots to the gold, it was just difficult to photograph because it reflects its surroundings. Due to age - please note this is not a mint condition item.

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A note about antique diamonds:
The whole "4 C's" of cut, color, clarity, carat didn't come about until the 1940s so prior to that and especially on antique pieces, there was not as much emphasis placed on those things. (Sure people probably appreciated a certain look of a certain diamond as it appeared to the eye but it was not a graded scale like we have today for machine cut stones.) It is difficult to judge antique stones against modern day diamonds with their grading system evaluating their mathematically perfected proportions using methods and standards that didn’t exist for hand cut old cut diamonds. No two old cuts are the same as they were crafted in times lacking those modern standards. The diamond cutters of the time were experts at hand cutting each stone to enhance it which means that even lower color grades can be cut to appear whiter. (Although it is also worth noting that many antique collectors prefer and seek out antique diamonds with warmer hues.)

It is also interesting that "lower graded" diamonds in today's scale system, were some of the best on the market during this period! So it is less about their grades and more about the unique play of light and color that each one can offer. I read one article that stated: “When searching for the perfect old cut diamond (for you), you need to view them through different eyes as you would for a modern diamond, Laboratory grading reports don’t offer too much information in regards to their individual beauty or sparkle which are based more on their individual character and uniqueness that each one potentially offers.”
Just an interesting comparison of antique vs. modern diamonds. : ). I always study each diamond in detail under strong magnification so I describe everything that I see, which can be compared against the 4 C's scale if desired.


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