This is a very nice rose cut diamond ring, and the main photo of it really does not do it justice. I have a really good camera with a macro lens, so actually, the photo with the ring on the finger looks more like the ring actually appears to the naked eye. The ring consists of a larger center stone, and 6 rose cut diamonds , and 2 table cut diamonds surrounding the center stone. This is unusual, and there is a support connecting the two table cuts, which are even more desirable than the rose cuts, so I really wish this ring could tell us its story.The ring is set in unmarked, but tested 18 carat yellow gold. with the diamond set in silver. The stones are foiled and closed backed, and this ring is circa 1820. One The ring is a size 7, and the top, with the diamonds, measures 3/4 of an inch North to South,and 3/4 of an inch East to West. I give these measurements because one does not weigh rose cut diamonds in the same way we weigh them today, so I do not attempt to estimate carat size, but this is a nice sized ring with nice sized rosecuts which have a lot of sparkle which really does not show up in the photo. The ring weighs 3.8 grams, and is in excellent condition .Of course, the diamonds are not perfect, as few of the Georgian stones were. There is some carbon and even something that looks like a blade of grass in the center stone, but this can only be seen with a loupe, or the macro lens with which I have taken the photo. The diamonds really sparkle, actually a lot more than many Georgian diamonds. I would really like to keep this one, but alas, I kept a nice memorial ring with a pitiful sentiment purchased when I purchased this one!
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