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French ANTIQUE 1.65 Carat Old Mine Cut DIAMOND Daisy Cluster Ring 18k Gold Platinum Victorian

French ANTIQUE 1.65 Carat Old Mine Cut DIAMOND Daisy Cluster Ring 18k Gold Platinum Victorian

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Type: Ring
Materials: 18k Gold, Diamond, Platinum
Size: 7, 1.65 Carats
Era: Victorian (1837-1901)



Ever popular old mine cut diamond cluster ring - I can't seem to acquire enough of these!

This one is French antique, from the Victorian Belle Époque period. It has the diamonds propped up on a platform and open work prongs with the center diamond raised a bit higher and surrounded by a halo of more diamonds. Crafted in rich antique 18k gold, the patina is delicious with a buttery glow and rosy highlights from age and patina. It's wonderful. The prongs are in platinum as was customary for the period to set diamonds in a white metal.

Versatile and timeless look. And the prongs are really secure making this beauty ready for regular wear which can be difficult to find in antique rings.

French hallmarks for 18k and platinum with goldsmith stamp.

Antique box not included. Please note the measurements as I have small hands and it can be difficult to decipher scale from photos.


The ring is a size 7. The piece weighs 5.75 grams.

Exact carat weight is unknown as I would not remove the stones but the largest center stone measures 4mm and the ones in the halo are about 3.5mm each give or take. Using online calculators and estimates I am getting around 1 2/3 carats or 1.65ctw in diamonds.
Stands 8.3mm off the finger, the ring face is 14mm in diameter. The shank is 2.6mm north south.


All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. This one is ready for pretty regular wear with nice, long prongs holding the stones securely. Typical antique diamonds with some natural inclusions but really nothing eye visible at all. I don't see any damage to any of the stones. Also typical in that they have some faintest warm to gray hues, you should be able to detect this in the photos and videos as they are true to life with some taken in direct sunshine which enhances that. I and many other antique jewelry collectors actually enjoy finding these unique characteristics in pieces from the period.

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

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 these stones to enhance them, 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 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. : )

Thanks so much for looking at my items!

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