This gorgeous antique ring looks so much better in person than in these photos which do not do justice to the sparkle of the diamonds. This is a truly magnificent Edwardian platinum and diamond dome ring dating from about 1910. It is for the petite woman as it is a size 4 and cannot be resized, but that petite woman has a treat in store because this is one of the most beautiful rings I have ever seen. It sparkles amazingly which does not show up in the photos. The Edwardian era platinum rings have a romantic and gorgeous lacy quality to the settings. This would make a stunning engagement ring or right hand ring.
The ring has been appraised by a GIA Graduate Gemologist; Specifications are as follows:
Sides: 28 diamonds totaling 0.75 carats total weight
Dome: 37 diamonds totaling 0.55 carats total weight for an overall total of 1.30 carats
Mixed older cut diamonds including single and full cut with one round brilliant cut in center.
Clarity is SI
Color is F - G
Size: U.S. 4
Measurements: 11.52 mm -24.8 mm
Weighs 2.70 dwts.
• Antique Diamond Information
When judging diamonds in antique jewelry, one must be careful not to judge antique diamonds by modern standards. Antique diamonds have a soft romantic glow that many people find very appealing. Antique diamonds typically have smaller tables, higher crowns, deeper pavilions and thicker girdles than their modern counterparts. Antique diamonds were cut to maximize carat weight, not "fire". That's why the proportions of old diamonds are quite different from their modern counterparts. Diamonds were cut by hand until the early 1900's. This was a laborious, time-consuming process. Unfortunately, many antique diamonds have been re-cut with modern cutting techniques. This has caused demand for these old cut diamonds to soar in recent years, along with the prices that people are willing to pay for them.
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