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Edwardian Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring, c.1910

About the object

An elegant three stone ring dating back to the Edwardian era. The centre old cut diamond weighs 0.40 carat and the two set adjacent weigh 0.20 carat each. All match in quality, estimated as G in colour and VS and re set within an illusion setting. The collets have been made in platinum, whilst the shank is 18 carat yellow gold. EdwardianThe period during the rule of Edward VII, between 1903 and 1910. Find out more IllusionA setting whereby metal surrounds the stone, in a design and such a way that makes the stone look bigger than it actually is. Find out more PlatinumA metal prized for its rarity, whiteness, high tensile strength and insusceptibility to corrosion. It first became widely used in jewellery in the late nineteenth century, when methods were found to make it more easily workable. It features heavily in the delicate Edwardian jewellery of the first decades of the twentieth century. 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 ColourThe diamond colour grading scale ranges from D to Z. See The Four C’s for more information. 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 ShankThe section of the ring which fits round the finger. Also known as a band. 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: 0.80 Total Colour: G Clarity: VS2 Metal: 18ct Yellow Gold, Platinum Age: 1910s Size: N 1/2 — click here to view our Ring Size Guide
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1,750 GBP

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