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Antique ring made in 1878 set with a mine cut diamond

The style and design of this antique ring made in 1878 set with a mine cut diamond is so attractive and will fit in being worn with modern rings as well as antique rings and will no doubt always be admired every time that it is worn.

The mine cut diamond has 58 facets like a modern round brilliant cut diamond but with a more squarish or cushion shape that gives them such an attractive unique look to them. This mine cut diamond measures 0.64 carats and sits so proudly in the centre. Very cleverly the claws used to support and hold the diamond make there way into the design as it runs down the band. This is such an attractive design that adds so much extra character to the ring.

No matter the finger that this ring is worn on, it will not only always get the attention and admiration that it deserves, but will also surprise people that it is 140 years old, and still looks so good today.


Stock# ES7853

Hallmarked: Birmingham 1878


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Antique ring made in 1878 set with a mine cut diamond

A brief history of the mine 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, and are referred to as old mine cuts, or old miners. These were cut often squarish or cushion shaped, with quite a steep angle on the crown and pavilion, to maximise weight retention. While weight was kept to a maximum, they often lacked a lot of internal fire and “brilliance”. 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.

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