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Antique Eye Clean .45 Carat Pale YELLOW Old European Cut DiAMOND Solitaire Ring 9k GOLD Engagement Buttercup Stacker

Antique Eye Clean .45 Carat Pale YELLOW Old European Cut DiAMOND Solitaire Ring 9k GOLD Engagement Buttercup Stacker

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A gorgeous .45 carat eye clean old European cut diamond with a warm pale yellow color. Perfect for an engagement, or to add antique sparkle as a stacker. The scalloped buttercup setting props up the gorgeous antique stone and suspends it to catch the light and view from all sides. Crafted in 9k gold with a lovely patina, the warm yellow gold setting has slightest rosy hues and seems to amplify the color of the diamond. The ring face almost serves as an illusion setting surrounding the diamond in gold and making it appear larger.

The color is evident as I look at it now in low ambient light. It is subtle, a warmer / softer color than it is vibrant yellow - just delicious. The diamond seems to vary in hue based on the lighting but the pictures and video are true to life when it comes to how it wears in various conditions. I and many other collectors seek out stones like these instead of the more common whites.

I love antique diamonds, even those with inclusions, but this one is eye clean. These are scarce and sought after for a few reasons - the first is that all antique hand cut diamonds of course have a more limited supply since they are no longer made in this way. There are only so many in existence compared to the millions of carats of modern, machine cut diamonds made every year. These have withstood the test of time.

The second is the color - it is believed that only 1 carat in every 10,000 carats mined are yellow diamonds. So putting the old hand cut together with the color makes a yellow old cut even more scarce.

With prongs in good shape making this beauty ready to wear for engagement or as a gorgeous stacker.

Stamped 9CT for 9k gold with an old serial number stamped inside. While it is a lower carat than many of my pieces, it has a lovely coloring and patina and the trade off is an added durability to the gold.

Please note the measurements as I have small fingers and the pictures can make it difficult to see scale. Antique box is not included.


Size 6 1/4, slightly over.
The diamond is about 5mm. I wouldn't remove it from the setting but it is around .45 carat.
The piece weighs 1.7 grams. It stands 5.7mm off the finger. The ring face is 8.3mm north south.


Not even a nibble to the diamond. Also uncommon for antique diamonds, it is eye clean. With only the faintest tiny speck inclusions seen under strong magnification. The shank is sturdy. The prongs are even sturdier - it is ready for daily wear with the stone secure. Edge of the shank is a bit blunt from age and wear.

What a wonderful color to the stone!

Please note that all my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. They will have patina, surface wear, a few small nicks. These pieces may also have evidence of a sizing, some build up around the stones and / or inclusions seen under magnification, typical for antique pieces. I have mentioned any noticeable issues above and they are all still wearable and eager to be loved and accepted for many years to come, (the preservation of antique jewelry, even those with signs of their age and history, is important to me. : )
But - Please note due to age, this piece is not in mint condition. Pictures also serve as part of the description and condition report so please utilize the zoom feature which will magnify any wear significantly more than what is visible to the eye while wearing : )

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