In a dictionary of antique Victorian mine cut diamond solitaire rings, this one could be shown as the perfect definition thereof. What a very pretty diamond this is, set in 8 prongs and flanked by a separate setting which holds three single cut diamonds on each side. This side setting is slightly elevated from the shank and is simply detailed with a small circular flourish.
True to the reputation of mine cut diamonds, when the light hits this stone, one is immediately presented with a an exiting display of dispersion, the flash of rainbow colors coming from the particular cut of older stones. Hand cut, this diamond reveals it's unique characteristics as it is not a perfectly round stone; mine cut diamonds preceded the European-cut and round brilliant cut diamonds which are more exact in their overall diameter.
The *approximate carat weight of this center diamond is 0.57 carats, IJK/SI-I1 and the total of the 6 side diamonds is 0.06 carats. Marked on the interior of the band with PLAT 18ct, the prongs holding the diamond, and 18k yellow gold, this ring weighs 2.5g. It is currently a size 7.5 and inside the bottom of the shank are two gold beads, designed to stabilize the ring to sit on the finger and not slip to either side. Should one want to enlarge or reduce the size of this ring, there should be no problem in doing so.
So pretty is this ring that one would never tire of it's charm and beauty.
* approximation is due to the fact that the stones are set and exact measurements and weights can not be determined.