.95 c Antique Marquise Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
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Crisp and ethereal, an antique, .95 carat marquise-cut diamond (G/H, VS2) rests atop a polished, slim-line, platinum basket. This basket is bezel-like, with an extra-fine edge that allows the diamond to "float" on the hand. A pair of broad, low-profile, tab-style prongs hold the diamond securely at the east and west. These prongs blend into the shoulders of the ring's substantial, half-round shank, so there is no visual disruption to the lovely form of this long, softly-pointed marquise. This diamond dates to the late 1800s— it's pattern of large, slightly irregular facets reflects light differently than contemporary marquise cuts; its points are softer, and it has an open, needle-like culet. The ring's setting is modeled in 950 irid platinum. It is finished with a mirror polish. We love the icy, almost mystical quality of this minimalist engagement ring— something about its design (paired with this unusual old diamond) feels fae-like.
This ring was designed by Poor Mouchette and handcrafted in Portland, OR, by collaborating, independent craftspeople— even the antique diamond was sourced locally.
Diamond c. 1890
This ring can be resized (down to US 4 1/2, and up to US 9). Resizing for this ring is complimentary (just leave your desired size in the notes at checkout).
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