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Large FRENCH Antique 1 Carat 11 Old Mine Cut DiAMOND RiNG 18k Gold PLATINUM Daisy Cluster

Large FRENCH Antique 1 Carat 11 Old Mine Cut DiAMOND RiNG 18k Gold PLATINUM Daisy Cluster

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Awesome glittering French antique daisy cluster ring holding a 4.3mm center mine cut diamond in prongs slightly elevated and surrounded by eight additional old mine cut diamonds in a halo for a total carat weight of over 1 full carat. These and the gypsy rings are my most popular styles so I try to source as many antique ones as I can find, especially this classic version in 18k yellow gold and platinum topped.

This French antique piece is in 18k gold and topped in Platinum, hallmarked for both. It has a wonderful setting, large footprint and a beautiful sparkle with the chunky old cut diamonds. Besides the halo of chunky old mine cuts, the shoulders are raised and are also set with diamonds so the ring splays across with finger with amazing glitter. 18k yellow gold shank in rich antique gold with warm hues.

Many of the old cut diamonds have crown facets that are long and triangular scissor cuts with really high crowns. (Mine cuts typically have three rows of facets to the crown whereas these have the single row of long facets). Perhaps a combination of a French cut / Old Mine Cut ? as diamond cutters at the time used their personal knowledge, taste and expertise to enhance each diamond. It is always fun to find uniquely cut antique diamonds!

Classic and timeless antique ring. The perfect stacker, and also a beautiful worn alone. With nice long prongs making this beauty ready for regular wear!

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


Size 8 3/4, slightly over. The ring face is 10.5mm in diameter to give you an idea of scale and stands 6mm off the finger. From shoulder to shoulder where the diamonds are set is 17mm wide. It weighs 4.4g.

Exact depths vary and I would not remove them from the setting to get exact measurements but around 1 carat estimated total weight in old cut diamonds. The center diamond is about 4.3mm and around .3 carat, and the eight halo diamonds are around 2.6mm with the one in each shoulder measuring 2.2mm for the total weight of 1 Carat. Many of the stones have high crowns, nice chunky cuts.


All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. Prongs are excellent on this one making it quite a sturdy antique which we love to find as they typically show more age related wear. These are the typical antique diamonds with some slightly warm hues, and some faint natural inclusions. I don't see any dark inclusions, and hardly any feathery inclusions even under very strong magnification. They are clean to the eye, especially the largest center diamond. Two of the smaller stones in the halo have shallow shards / flakes of loss to one of the edge facets, running along the outside facet from the girdle to the to the outside edge of the table and one of the outside smaller stones has two such shards side by side. They do not interrupt the tables of the stones but this can be seen by the eye if you study the stone from the side and catch the surface in a reflection of light while studying it up close. They still appear complete in shape to the eye as the girdle is not interrupted to wear any stones are out of round / or out of their cushioned shape. But Due to age - please note this is not a mint condition item.

I just noticed in my pics, it sits a little crooked, this is only because it is too large for me. The ring is still sturdy and perfectly formed so it would wear straight on the right size finger : )

Thanks so much for looking at my items!

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.
Fun facts!

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