18ct yellow gold antique diamond gypsy ring made 1902. Made in the Edwardian era, this antique diamond gypsy ring made sits perfectly on the finger. The design protects the diamonds so well making it practical to wear all the time. With a mine cut diamond in the centre, there is a European cut diamond set on each side. In recent years, there has been such a resurgence for genuine antique cut diamonds such as the European cut diamond and the mine cut diamond. Mine cut diamonds are sometimes also called a “cushion” cut diamond as it resembles a cushion by being not perfectly round.
A brief history on the gypsy setting:
Gypsy setting has been around for centuries and is one where the stone is set flush with the setting. Gypsy setting is also known as flush setting, or burnish setting, is popular as it protects the stone from any excessive wear. Once set, it was common to run a sharp tool into the setting. This creates a “star” pattern which emphasises the stone and setting so well. A practical setting for anyone concerned with damaging the stones, there is nothing quite like a genuine antique gypsy ring.
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