A simple, fine vintage piece in excellent vintage condition, with design touches typical of diamond engagement rings from the early 1940s.
In palladium, as stamped inside the shank, the ring is of cast manufacture. The center box setting has triple prongs at the four corners, which hold an early American cut diamond weighing about 0.50 carat, having F color and VS1 clarity, with high contrast of broad flashes of brilliance against a dark background.
On each shoulder, in a bullet-shaped plate, are bead-set three single cut diamonds, the six weighing about 0.06 carat. The beveled border, known as bright cut, make them stand out. One end stone is chipped. The overall impression of elegance is preserved.
Finger size is 5 1/2. The total item weighs 2.8 grams (1.8 pennyweights). The shank measures 3 mm. wide where it meets the diamond-set plates, and tapers to 1.3 mm. at the base, which is thinning. It is advisable to re-shank the ring if it is given daily wear. This can be accomplished at the same time it is re-sized, if that is necessary. The sides show patina normal for the ring's age; likewise, they can be refinished if desired.
From its beautiful prong-work on the center stone, to the Deco-flavored design of the shoulders and the high-dome half-round shank, to the perfectly placed airlines on the sides, this piece has simple vintage elegance for today's taste.
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