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Antique engagement ring set with mine cut diamonds

Here is a gorgeous antique diamond engagement ring that is as beautiful from the top as it is from the side.

Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold in the early 1900's, the ring is set with the beautiful romantic mine cut diamonds that have all the charm and character of a bygone era.

The centre diamond measures 0.65 carats, and the other four come together to total 1.82 carats, and they all sparkle so beautifully. The way they graduate in size makes it sit perfectly on the finger, and the way the diamonds graduate in size makes it look perfect on the finger.

And then looking at the ring on the side, there is the most beautiful and elegant wishbone style setting that adds to the beauty of the ring even more, and highlights the quality of a ring that is hand made over cast/CAD designed rings as many are made today.

This is truly such a gorgeous example of an antique diamond engagement ring that will make any woman so proud to wear it.


Stock# ET1371

Circa: 1900



Antique engagement ring

Antique engagement ring set with mine cut diamonds

This antique diamond engagement ring was hand made in 18 carat yellow gold.

What is a mine cut diamond? What is a cushion cut diamond?

At the start of the 18th century, a great leap forward emerged with the “invention” of the new 58-facetted diamond. At the time, these were the closest resemblance to today’s brilliant cut diamond. These diamonds are referred to as old mine cut diamonds, or “old miners” as well as “cushion cut diamonds” . These were cut often squarish or cushion shaped, with quite a steep angle on the crown and pavilion. This was to maximise weight retention in the diamond. As well as these features, the “old miners” often had quite a large culet or collet, the horizontal base formed by the blunting of a point when the stone is cut as a brilliant.

old mine cut diamonds

Images of the old mine cut diamonds.


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