Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond Star Face Engagement Ring with Halo in Platinum
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An early 20th century engagement ring, modeled in platinum, whose central gem is a lively, .40 carat old mine cut diamond. This vibrant, white, hand-cut diamond floats in a round, milgrained bezel at the center of the ring’s six-pointed star motif. This star shape is created by a series of diamond-set, pennant-shaped seats that surround the larger, central diamond. Further, elongated pennants create the appearance of a second circle in this sparkling composition, which is itself surrounded by a scallop-edged halo of forty-four old mine and single cut diamonds. Openwork channels divide these many elements, giving the ring a delicate, airy look. The ring's shank and gallery are decorated with incised circles and swirls, and the gallery is fitted with small, circular spacers, that hold the head slightly off the ring's "frame."
This ring is seriously charming, extremely sparkly, and very low profile! We especially love the star motif— we think it lends this old darling a sweet, magical vibe! This is very flattering in wear.
This ring can be resized (down to US 4 and up to US 8). Resizing for this ring is complimentary; please leave your desired size in the notes field at checkout.
Ring head measures approx 15.5 mm; primary diamond measures approx 4.5 mm (carat weight is approx .40 carats); supporting diamonds (44) measure approx 1.1 mm; diamond CTW is approx .75 carats; the ring's rise is approx 4 mm; shank measures approx 1.6 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 1.25 mm at the base.
An old mine cut diamond is characterized by its off-round shape, small table, high crown, and open culet. While it's technically true that all diamonds are unique, old, hand-cut diamonds have a soulfulness that can't be matched by contemporary diamonds, and each one looks truly unique.