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Vintage 0.40 Carat Transitional Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring, c.1940s

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This traditional diamond engagement ring dating from the 1940s presents a 0.40 carat transitional cut diamond in a classic platinum mounting. It is a H in colour and SI1 in clarity. The mounting is perched between chenier-supported shoulders, with the balance of its original two-tone vintage setting comprised of 18 carat yellow gold.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 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 ChenierA decorative enhancement to a ring, in the shaped of a metal tube that was usually added under the shoulders of the ring – particularly used in antique pieces. Find out more VintageA term used to describe an item that is approximately 50-100 years old but not an antique. 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 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: Transitional Cut Carat Weight: 0.40 Colour: H Clarity: SI1 Metal: 18ct Yellow Gold, Platinum Age: 1940s Size: J 1/2 — click here to view our Ring Size Guide
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1,250 GBP

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