This week’s Engagement Ring of the Week is a truly special piece, as it is a composite of a Georgian (1714-1830) diamond set portion and later shank that contains British Hallmarks dating to 1870. Named for the rule of the four King George’s, jewelry during this time was entirely handmade and very unique. Rose cut diamonds, precious stones, cameos, intaglios, mosaics and mourning jewelry were common; metals of choice included iron, steel, silver and gold. Popular motifs of the time included feathers, flower sprays, insects and birds.
Antique Diamond Engagement Ring, Old Mine 1ct, centering an Old Mine Cut Diamond weighing approximately 1.00ct (E-F color, SI2 clarity) which is framed by sixteen Old Mine Diamonds weighing approximately 0.25ctw. The diamonds are set in silver, while the shank is fashioned in 22k gold. The ring is comprised of a Georgian (1714-1830) diamond set portion with a later shank from 1870. EGL-US63838602D. Size 6 3/4. 098411R $9800
This ring is significant, not just because of the era in which it was created but also because it is a timeless piece. The center stone of this ring is a beautifully proportioned Old Mine Cut, with a very pleasing cushion outline. Old Mines and Antique Cushion shapes of this era are simply exquisite and while their faceting may not be completely symmetrical, their hand tooled quality make them interesting and unique.
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