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Antique 0.90 Carat Old Cut Diamond Ring in an Engraved Setting, c.1920s

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Circa 1920s, a distinctive Jazz Age jewel centring a lively 0.90 carat old cut diamond in richly-detailed 18 carat white gold. Stunning neoclassical elements abound in the ring's original period setting with its unique combination of filigree work, hand-engraved details and light millegraining.MillegrainA granular relief pattern design on metal, produced using a chisel. The effect produces slightly raised bumps and was often used in antique pieces through to the late Art Deco era. Find out more White GoldGold that is silver in colour. The colour is created from yellow gold being alloyed with another silver coloured metal such as palladium or rhodium. Find out more FiligreeDelicate ornamental work created from a thin wire of metal and fashioned into an ornate or fanciful design. Find out more Old CutA term used to describe the cut of a stone, usually cut prior to 1910. They are characterized by having small tables, large culets and rounded outline with a high crown. They were cut so to produce optimal levels of fire, seen best in candlelight. Find out more DiamondDerived from the Greek meaning ‘unbreakable’, diamond is a mineral, considered to be the most beautiful and rare of all gemstones. Diamond has been associated with love for centuries. Find out more CaratA weight measurement of a gemstone or gold. The term is derived from the ancient used of carob seeds to balance scales when selling amounts of gold or gemstones. The term is often shortened to ‘ct’. Find out more GoldA chemical element with the symbol Au. Gold is a yellow, malleable metal which makes it perfect for use in jewellery making. Find out more CutOne of the most defining characteristics of a diamond is its cut. While high grades of color, clarity, and carat weight affect a diamond, it's the cut that determines the symmetry of the stone's facets, its overall proportions, and its ability to reflect light. An expertly cut diamond will achieve high levels of brilliance, sparkle, and durability. For more information and cut types, see The Four C's. Find out more Gemstone: Diamond Stone Shape: Old Cut Carat Weight: 0.90 Colour: I Clarity: VS1 Metal: 18ct White Gold Age: 1920s Size: K — click here to view our Ring Size Guide
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4,150 GBP

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