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Oval French ANTIQUE .75 Carat Old Mine Cut DiAMONDS Rose Halo 18k Gold Cluster Ring

Oval French ANTIQUE .75 Carat Old Mine Cut DiAMONDS Rose Halo 18k Gold Cluster Ring

Regular price $1,434.00 USD
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Type: Ring
Materials: 18k Gold, Diamond
Size: 7 1/4, .75 Carat Tdw
Era: Victorian (1837-1901)



This one has such a great antique look with a mix of old cut diamonds!

Super sparkly and eye catching French antique ring in 18k rosy gold leading to the cluster of 11 old cut diamonds. Antique diamond clusters are always among my most popular pieces and this is a very lovely one with the mix of old cuts giving it a moody sparkle. The halo consists of 10 rose cut diamonds which reflect the light differently than the centre prong set old mine cut. It's so beautiful, a timeless design still on trend for today. Sleek knife edge shank that has quite a bit of patina and a beautiful rosy hue.

When you look at the shank from the side there appears to be a burr to the gold - this is NOT a defect, it is actually the French hallmark for 18k gold.

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


Size 7 1/4. It weighs 2.9g. The ring face is 10x9mm and stands 5.7mm off the finger.

The center diamond is about 4x3.5mm. The rose cuts are about 2mm.
Depth of stones varies and I would never remove them for exact measurements but just using my caliper, honesty, and online estimates and calculators we are getting a total carat weight of around .75 carat.

All my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition.
I don't typically prefer to compare antique hand cut diamonds against the grading scales that were created much later for modern machine cut diamonds, but the center OMC has nice clarity and condition for diamonds from the period. No eye visible inclusions to it at all. The rose cuts in the halo are typical with some natural inclusions, frosty spots, this is how we expect them to look. Some nicks and a rough edge here or there, this is seen mostly under magnification.

This one needs somewhat gentler wear because of some worn prongs around the halo of rose cuts. The prongs to the center stone are in excellent shape and none of the stones move at all but the buyer could consider re-enforcing some of the prongs to the rose cuts for more regular wear. Wonderful dark antique patina to the ring face which makes the diamonds really pop. This could be polished up if desired but most of my buyers prefer original patina and I love to see it on a piece of this age.
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 "4 C's" system 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: “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.”

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