SOLD--Art Deco Old Mine Diamond 1.03ct Engagement Ring 18k c. 1920
THIS PIECE HAS BEEN SOLD.
Another perfectly designed antique engagement ring with the most beautiful Old Mine diamond! This ring is simple, elegant and FULL of sparkle--you can see it across the room. An Old Mine cut diamond weighing 1.03ct with H-I Color and VS1 Clarity sits in an engraved four-prong basket, flanked by six old cut diamonds and an engraved band in 18k white gold. This stone was given a VS1 clarity grade, which is the highest grade that can be given when a stone is graded mounted--it is an EXCELLENT stone. There are no inclusions noted on the lab certificate, so as far as we can see this stone is completely clean. Made in the early 1920's, this ring is about as good as it gets in Art Deco era engagement rings!
Old Mine diamonds are the first true brilliant cut ever done, they tend to be cushion shaped and very pillowy, with a high crown and lots of rainbow-y sparkle called dispersion. Most Old Mine diamonds were cut in the late 1800's.
As you can see in the photos, this ring is also very wearable and will snuggle right up to a vintage or contemporary wedding band!
Currently this ring is a size 7.75 and can be resized as needed. Not stamped or signed but acid-tested for 18k. The center stone comes with a lab certificate from EGL USA and resizing is included. There is slight wear to the basket visible under magnification and the prongs appear to have been retipped at some point--all stones are secure in their settings.