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Late Deco 1.45 Carat Transitional Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring, c.1940s

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This breath-taking solitaire ring features a claw set transitional cut diamond. The sparkling stone weigh 1.45 carat and has been certified by EDR as an I in colour and VS1 in clarity. On either shoulder, there is a small 8-cut diamond weighing 0.02 carat. The ring has been made in platinum and dates approximately to the 1940s. It is perfect for an engagement ring.Transitional Cut1870s – 1940s. This is the transition between the old European and the modern brilliant cuts. The angles of these stones are more similar to the modern brilliant to other antique cuts. For example, the table facet size is increased, and culets are nearly nonexistent or ‘somewhat large’ but could not be described as ‘large’ or ‘open’. Find out more Claw SetA method of setting whereby stones are set and secured between a number of ‘claws’, usually four, six or eight. The method of setting was popularised by Tiffany & Co. in the late 1880s, and allows more light to pass through a gemstone than other settings. Sometimes referred to as prong set. 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 ClarityA term used to describe the severity of the internal and external inclusions in a gemstone. See The Four C’s for further information. 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 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: Transitional Cut Carat Weight: 1.45 Colour: I Clarity: VS1 Certification: EDR #F256446 Metal: Platinum Age: 1940s Size: L — click here to view our Ring Size Guide
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8,250 GBP

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