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French Antique 1.1 Carat Old Mine Cut DIAMOND CLUSTER Ring PLATiNUM 18k White Gold Tall

French Antique 1.1 Carat Old Mine Cut DIAMOND CLUSTER Ring PLATiNUM 18k White Gold Tall

Regular price $1,794.00 USD
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Type: Eternity Band Ring
Materials: Platinum, Diamond, 18k White Gold
Size: 6
Era: Art Deco 1920s



This is a fun bauble! Tall and sparkly old mine cut diamond cluster with over a carat of diamonds in 18k white gold and platinum. At the center is a larger old mine cut which is surrounded by a halo of eight additional OMC's propped up in long prongs. Sturdy setting, fun to wear and stack, I love how it perches off the finger.

French hallmarks for 18k gold and platinum.

Antique box not included. Please note the measurements as I have small fingers and it can be difficult to determine scale from pictures.


Size 6, just slightly over. It weighs a sturdy 5.8g. The ring face is 12mm and it stands 8.5mm off the finger.
Exact depth and thereby carat weight is unknown as I would never remove the stones but the center diamond is about 4.8mm and the surrounding halo of diamonds are each about 2.8mm. Just using estimates by mm it is at least 1.1 carat total weight in diamonds.

All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. Typical antique diamonds with very slight warm hues and some natural needle or tiny frost speck inclusions but no dark or carbon inclusions and if anything only very slightly eye visible. One diamond has a surface shallow flake of loss leaving a frosty spot at one of the edge facets but still appears complete to the eye as there is no loss to the girdle edge. A slightly warm glow to the white gold inside the ring face which is actually quite lovely. Awesome piece to wear, I love it.

But Due to age - please note this is not a mint condition item.

Thanks so much for looking at my items!

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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.)
So it is difficult to judge antique stones against modern day diamonds and their grading system. No two old cuts are the same as they were crafted in times lacking any 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.
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 put it nicely: “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 the individual beauty or sparkle of an antique diamond. Antique diamonds are judged more on the individual character and uniqueness that each one potentially offers.”
Often there are variations of diamonds in the same piece as the goldsmiths created pieces with the stones they had available to them.
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