Presenting an Art Deco 14K white and yellow Gold ring with 3 Stunning Old Mine Diamonds antique Diamond ring in a 14K white gold setting circa 1920s.
This stunning Art Deco ring features 3 old mine cut Diamonds .19ct, .35 ct, and .21ct by measure for a total of .75 ct. These are truly exceptional gemstones from their color to the cut and the amount of flaws or lack there of. The center stone is near colorless or F. It lacks any visible flaws looking carefully with 10x eye piece and the cut is outstanding. These are surrounded by 2 bead set old European cut diamonds. These are also natural mined untreated diamonds The outside diamonds are graded VVS1-2. These are all set in a 14K white and yellow gold setting. The ring weighs 2.8 grams and is a size 7.
The diamond grades are as follows; Clarity -from flawless to VVS1-2 clarity the diamond contains minute inclusions under 10x examination that are difficult for experienced graders to find. Color - D to H. Cut - these diamonds are Old Mine Cut and GIA categories not cover this cut. The GIA grading system began after the Round Brilliant cut become the norm.
This ring is in excellent antique condition with no blemishes or breaks. There are clearly visible hallmarks 14k and unknown initials and numbers for makers or location marks. A Presidium Duo Gem tester was used to verify all gemstones. An Auracle Gold tester and JSP testing solution were used to verify precious metals. This item was microscopically examined. The stones were acetone tested for color fastness.
Old European cut diamonds are older cuts that were completed on mined natural diamonds prior to the time any enhancements where invented. When compared to the modern round brilliant cut, the old European cut has smaller tables, steeper crown angles, generally larger cutlets and short star facets, as well as shorter lower girdle facets.
Emphasis was placed on the association of art and modern industry. Inspiration for this style was as far reaching as Oriental, African and South American Art and as varied as Cubism and Fauvism, both popular movements at the time. The term “Cubism” was often used to describe jewelry of this era because of the angles, geometric lines and figurative representations used in its execution.
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