Antique 18K Victorian .50 carat Old Mine Cut diamond engagement ring
An 18K Victorian solitaire engagement ring with tiers of details and a VS/E-F Old Mine Cut diamond. Victorian engagement rings all share some common attributes: Old cut diamonds, usually set as singletons (sometimes as trios); multi-prong settings in high-karat yellow gold; buttercup heads and trumpet-style shoulders; and sometimes (if we are lucky!) a bit of enamel detail. This ring checks ALL the boxes and is a great example of a Late Victorian diamond ring. The star of this ring is the chunky, lovable .50 carat diamond. The facet shapes and sizes are variable yet consistent: I can almost picture the diamond sawer at work on this one. The rough girdle - uneven in places - is gripped by a dozen prongs and framed by a black enamel border. Frilly, buttercup-style scallops create a further, framing platform and base of the head. Decorative trumpet shoulders. Some wear to the enamel consistent with age.
Measurements: Size 9 US, 3.6 grams. This ring may be sized in the 6-8 3/4 range for $75.
Diamond details: (1) Old Mine Cut diamond, .50 carat, VS/E-F (4.55-4.75/2.65mm)
Markings: N/A, tests for 18K
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