Art Deco Old Mine Cut Diamond Star Face Engagement Ring in 18k Gold & Platinum
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An Art Deco era engagement ring, modeled in 18k yellow gold and platinum, whose central gem is a lively, .40 carat old mine cut diamond. This vibrant, hand-cut diamond is held in a round, milgrain-edged bezel, where it is surrounded by seven, floating, pennant-shaped seats. Each of these pennant seats holds a smaller, bead-set, old mine cut diamond, and the negative space between them creates the shape of a seven-pointed star. The ring's softly-domed face rests atop the softly domed back of the ring head, giving the head a pillow-like structure. The ring's split, cathedral-style shank is notched at the shoulder, and it tapers toward the base. This is an especially charming ring— its proportions are wonderful, and its unique, star face gives it a sweet, magical vibe. We also love the scalloped edges of the ring head and the abundant, sparkling, milgrain details! Marked for purity. CTW is approx .75 carats.
c. 1930 - 40
US 7 3/4
This ring can be resized; resizing for this ring (sizes 5 3/4 - 8 3/4) is complimentary.
Ring face measures approx 12.35 x 12.35 mm; rise is approx 6.1 mm; shank measures approx 2.6 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 2.1 mm at the base; central diamond measures approx 4.75 mm (weight is approx .40 carats); CTW is approx .75 carats. Central diamond CC is G/H, SI.
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 they actually look unique.