Victorian Old Mine Diamond .45ct and Enamel Ring 14k c. 1880
This beautiful diamond and enamel ring may not have started off life as an engagement ring, but it sure would make a beautiful one! Made in the late 1800's, this ring holds a gorgeous .45ct Old Mine cut diamond is claw set in an octagonal frame with engraved shoulders that once held black tracery enamel. There are still hints of the enamel there, but most has worn away giving the ring a softer look. The setting is 14k yellow gold which has aged to that rich, warm color that takes gold many, many years to acquire. This ring has lots of Victorian detail, but doesn't feel overly ornate. If you're looking for a wearable antique engagement ring in yellow gold, look no further because it doesn't get much better than this!
This diamond is graded H-I Color and SI2 Clarity, though it is completely eye-clean. Currently a size 7.25 and can be resized as needed. Most of the enamel has worn away, with traces in several areas. Not stamped or signed but acid-tested for 14k.
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