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Antique French diamond ring made in the 1880's


This ring is simply as breathtaking today, as when it was made over 100 years ago, and has the added charm of being set with the gorgeous and sought after mine cut diamonds.

Mine cut diamonds are also affectionately known as cushion cut diamonds thanks to their somewhat squarish shape resembling a cushion and have all the added charm of being cut by hand all those years ago. In total there are fifteen mine cut diamonds that come together to total a dazzling 2.08

Hand made in France in the 1880's in 18 carat gold, the beautiful lozenge shape has more of a softer, rounded end adding to the grace and elegance of the ring, and the top section measures 10mm across by 21.6mm, and sits so well on the finger.

This is such a graceful and elegant ring that will look truly amazing on any finger.


Stock# ET924

Circa: 1880



Antique French diamond ring

Antique French diamond ring made in the 1880's. This ring would suit any finger including making an amazing antique diamond engagement ring.

This antique diamond ring is set with fifteen mine cut diamonds.

What are mine cut diamonds?

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 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.

Where can I buy antique engagement rings in Australia?

At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building. For over thirty five years, Kalmar Antiques have been Australia's leading antique jewellery store. With a vast range of antique jewellery from the 1800's to today, there is always a large range of genuine antique engagement rings to view instore or online.

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