The detail in this ring combined with being set with genuine antique cut diamonds, all come together to create this magnificent antique diamond engagement ring that was made in the Victorian era.
Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold in the 1890's, it is not just the five larger European cut diamonds that make this ring so exciting, but it is also the eight smaller rose cut diamonds that are set in pairs between each of the European cut diamonds.
The centre European cut diamond measures 0.82 carats, and the other four come together to total 1.65 carats, and the eight smaller rose cut diamonds add another 0.04 carats to the diamond weight of the ring. All of these diamonds sparkle to so beautifully and have all the charm and beauty of being cut by hand over 130 years ago.
Yet it is not just the diamonds that are beautiful, it is also the highly detailed setting from the side of this ring that will take your breath away. While there is nothing wrong with modern rings being cast or CAD designed on a computer, nothing beats the personal touch of a ring that has been entirely made by hand such as this ring. The amount of time and effort that would have been needed to make this ring all those years ago, is a true testament to the quality of workmanship that could be created.
Measuring 5.9mm wide at the centre by 20.6mm across, this is a fabulous antique diamond ring that will always be loved, admired and treasured.
Victorian antique diamond engagement ring
Victorian antique diamond engagement ring hand made in 18 carat yellow gold in the 1890's.
Where can I buy an antique engagement ring in Australia?
From Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building Sydney. We have been dealing in antique jewellery and watches for over thirty five years. In this time we have become Australia's largest antique dealer.
What is a European cut diamond?
During the mid 19th century, the old European cut came into focus, and was an attempt to change the old mine cut stones into a more perfect round cut. These stones can be considered as the first true round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets from the old miners were kept in their same position, but changed shape to a more round and evenly shaped stone.
The culets became smaller, as it was realised that light could leak out from this point in the stone. The development of the modern brilliant cut occurred in the early part of the 20thcentury with further modifications through the century. Diamond cutters apply the brilliant cut to other shapes, and this very exacting skill continues to enthrall craftsman and enthusiasts alike.
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