Harking back to the "gilded age" this splendid diamond ring in a filigreed platinum and white gold setting is perfect for evening wear or an anytime nostalgic accent.
The face of the setting measures about 3/4" long by 3/8" wide and is set with five nicely-matched, near-colorless, eye-clear, old mine-cut, round diamonds. The central one is perhaps 25 points, the two flanking it about 15 each, and the two outer ones maybe 8. Then there are three more on the wide part of each shank that are also about 8 each. There are a total of eleven diamonds--three good-sized and eight small, totaling 1.19 carats. The intricate detailing of the setting really captures the "Belle Epoch" feeling.
The shank measures size 6-1/2 and is faintly marked 14K, which gold testing confirms. The body of the setting tests "platinum". It has probably been re-sized at sometime in the not-too-distant past as there is no thinness or extensive wear at the bottom. Total weight is 3.9 grams (.13 oz.)
Due to the difficulties of photographing diamonds the inherent "fire" in each stone does not come out in the pictures but is definitely present. Our apologies. Trust us, you will be pleasantly surprised when you see the ring in reality.
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