Skip to product information
1 of 10

Mouse's House Antiques

French ANTIQUE .85 Carat Old European Cut DIAMOND Daisy Cluster Ring 18k White Gold Art Deco

French ANTIQUE .85 Carat Old European Cut DIAMOND Daisy Cluster Ring 18k White Gold Art Deco

Regular price $1,794.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,794.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Type: Ring
Materials: 18k White Gold, Diamond
Size: 5 3/4
Era: Victorian (1837-1901)



Ever popular old cut diamond cluster ring - I can't seem to acquire enough of these! This one has especially bright white Old European Cut diamonds with quite a nice fire giving the piece a beautiful and bright sparkle.

I got this one in Paris. Awesome French antique Art Deco era piece with an openwork gallery leading up to the chunky glittery cluster of nine stones crafted in 18k white gold. It appears the shank was added later so perhaps the ring face was something else in a previous life. The shank is still vintage with a chiseled linear detail for texture.

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 5 3/4. The piece weighs 2.9 grams.

Exact carat weight is unknown as I would not remove the stones but the largest measures 3.6mm and the majority of the others are about 2.7mm each give or take. Using online calculators and estimates I am getting around .85 carat ctw in diamonds.
Stands 6.5mm off the finger, the ring face is 11.5mm in diameter.


All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. I love antique diamonds, even those with inclusions or hues typical for the time, because some of those were still among the best available in the market during that period, and were expertly cut by hand to enhance their best characteristics. So I don’t often like to compare antique stones against modern grading standards - BUT these diamonds, for older stones have particularly lovely fire, bright white color and no eye visible inclusions. So even though the piece was made long before the 4 C's existed, it sparkles really beautifully.

A worn prong here or there like we often see on pieces of this age. The piece is wearable as is, but it is something to keep an eye on over time. Enough remain to hold them securely but something to always keep an eye on with antique jewelry in original condition. Of course re-enforcement is always possible if desired by your local jeweler (you'd want to find someone with a laser welder and typically request the minimum possible vs. making the antique "like new.") Most of my buyers opt for special occasion wear and keeping original condition but that is always a personal choice : )

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!

Expedited shipping with signature upon delivery will be at my cost.


View full details