Let me start by saying, WOW. That is an understatement, but it's the best I can do right now.
It is a VERY large diamond, exquisitely cut.
This unique and marvelous ring. The center diamond is absolutely huge, it's approximately 10mm in diameter and the does NOT include the bezel. The diamond was cut a very long time ago, probably the Georgian Era or Early Victorian. At some point during or after the Edwardian Era, it was reset into platinum.
Platinum was not considered a precious metal until the turn of the century, the early 1900's. A strong metal was needed to realize the fine designs of the Edwardian era and platinum was perfect. The center diamond is in a closed back setting and foil backed, as it would have been set in the Georgian or early Victorian Era, so that part of the setting was not changed. It is greenish gray in color, which may be coming from the foil. Clarity is SI-2.
One does not usually talk of carat weight with rose cuts, as they have flat backs and no one would or should pop this out of the setting just to weigh it. It is approximately 1.35 carats, but presents like a 3.5 ct solitaire, at the minimum! It is surrounded by a diamond and platinum flower. Each petal has 3 small white diamonds. The band is not stamped, but has been jeweler tested, and is platinum.
The small diamonds are VS-2 and G color. They add up to about 1/2 carat.
The ring is presently around a size 6 and can be sized. To say that a rose cut diamond of this preposterous size is hard to find would be a gross understatement. The diamond is in excellent shape, with just a few light surface marks, not seen without a loupe.
It is a mesmerizing piece of history, one of a kind.
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