Antique Victorian 10k rose gold mine cut diamond ring signed Dattlebaum & Friedman / size 6-1/2 / engagement ring. Measures 3/8" wide, band tapers to 1.8mm at the back of the ring shank, and would be suitable for sizing. The diamond is securely mounted into a 6 prong gypsy/belcher setting. Maker marked inside the ring shank "DF". Not hallmarked, carefully tested by 2 separate bench jewelers and guaranteed minimum 10k solid gold content/purity. In excellent condition, circa late 1800s.
About the maker: Dattlebaum & Friedman- 15 John Street- New York, New York- jewelers and retailers. Manufactures of 10, 14, and 18 k gold finger rings. Advertised in the trade publication Jewelers Circular from 1910 to 1950.
Carat weight- 3mm x 1.8mm .10ct
Cut- old mine (small table facet, enlarged culet)
Diamonds measured with Presidium dial gauge. Fluorescence measured with GIA Instruments Diamond UV Light. Diamond color measured with Master Color Grading Set and GIA Instruments Diamond Light. We give a two step color and clarity range based on the confines that exist with a mounted diamond. We use GIA diamond and colored stone grading standards as well as subscribing to Gemval reference guide services. We are GIA (Gemological Institute of America) certified in Diamonds, Diamond Grading, Colored Stones, and Gem Identification.
GIA diamond clarity grading scale:
IF- Internally Flawless
VVS1, VVS2- Very Very Small Inclusions
VS1, VS2- Very Small Inclusions
SI1, SI2- Small Inclusions
I1, I2, I3- Imperfect
GIA diamond color grading scale:
D, E, F- Colorless
G, H, I, J- Near Colorless
K, L, M- Faint Yellow
N, O, P, Q, R- Very Light Yellow
S, T, U- Light Yellow
V, W, X, Y, Z- Fancy Yellow
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