Make a sparkling statement with this unique and impressive Mid-20th Century Platinum, RUBY and Diamond Ring. The Ruby is beyond words!! A NATURAL, NO HEAT in Deep Pigeon Blood Vivid Red Transparent, a bright, richly saturated, luscious Color 3.03ct RUBY , that is simply not available on today’s market! It is truly an investment Gem that can be displayed in the Museum! Pictures do not do justice, by far more beautiful Ruby in person! The measurements of the Ruby are 9.35×7.83×4.28mm. An electric ruby, accompanied by an GIA certificate stating: No-Heat with BURMA Origin, radiates from within a superb and stunning platinum and diamond cluster ring. The beautiful and impressive gemstone is outlined with a sparkling halo of bright-white Marquise brilliant-cut diamonds – together weighing approx. 1.40 carats, F-G-H color and VS-SI quality overall, in this sleek, striking and elegant mid-twentieth century cocktail ring, and classically presented in platinum, set with 18K rose gold prongs (a highly desirable rarity). This royal showstopping jewel measures 17.13mmx16.09mm and is currently ring size 7 1/2. Sits high from the top of the finger- 8.71mm. The sleek 3-wire ring French style shank ( square on the bottom to prevent from spinning) is tapering from 3.94mm to 2.40mm. The weight is 6.75 grams, Solid. Created in Platinum (tested).
A romantic petal setting cradles a beautiful oval Tanzanite.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
This is such an exquisite and sophisticated example of a diamond engagement ring as it brings your full attention to the center diamond. The setting is truly made for a bold stone and this 3.03 carat oval brilliant diamond is perfect. The diamond rests in a 4-prong solid 18kt white gold setting and is graded J in color and SI2 in clarity measuring approximately 11.03mm in length and 7.98mm in width. The diamond is exquisitely cut as every facet is well proportional to its shape and symmetrical to its design. The setting is a cathedral style with round brilliant cut diamonds bead set on each side. There are 12 diamonds total weighing .35 carats and graded H-I in color and SI1-SI2 in clarity. The ring weighs 3.2 grams and is currently a size 5.75 and can be resized for free by us. It rises 7.80mm above your finger and the bands width measures 2.05mm and tapers down to 1.90mm. This ring was made in 2017 and is Brand New.
“Like detectives, diamond experts rely on descriptions and images of jewelry in old paintings, catalogs, and diaries to understand what the first cut diamonds looked like.”
Over the past few years there has been a marked increase in the purchase of old cut style diamonds. We more and more often deal with questions from consumers who are considering both newly minted old style cuts and authentic old cut diamonds. Of course, the diamond material is hundreds of thousands of years old anyway, but there are those who wish to go “new” or “old” and those who just want the old look. A further layer of unknowns crop up when a client wants to differentiate from an unrestored old cut from an old looking stone that may have been more recently repaired or lightly modified for one of several reasons. Then, there are those people looking for all the best look of an old cut in a newly minted old looking diamond, which has the high light return features available utilizing more recent diamond cutting knowledge and techniques that did not exist a 100 years ago.
Cuts and settings for gems and diamonds have changed as much in the history of antique jewelry as the political and social landscape of the centuries has. Well into the early 19th century all antique diamonds were hand cut and polished. Technology and the machines capable of near perfection were not yet available. Thus, antique diamonds are known for the fact that each one is slightly different in shape and, often, facet size and shape. Only in recent generations have we sought out diamonds with perfect facet structures and shapes possible only by means of our modern equipment and technology. Yet, antique diamonds often possess brilliance, life and character with which no modern diamond can compare.
Old mine cut diamonds were a form of brilliant cut with a variety of facets structures, and with the outside perimeter being out-of-round often more square or rectangular in shape. Again, being all hand cut without the use of precise machines, each one is as individual as the people who cut them. Old mine cuts are often seen in 18th and 19thcentury in Georgian and Victorian jewelry. Key features include an open culet and a small table. Often they have an open culet where the facets come together at the bottom and leave a small flat surface.
The term ‘Old Mine Cut’ applies to many of the diamonds cut before the 18th Century. Before the process of bruting, many of the diamonds assumed a square shape, appearing like the forerunner of the Cushion Cut. Diamonds possessed a polished culet and were far deeper than modern cuts. Old European cuts presented a far rounder shape, with a differing arrangement of facets. Some Old Cut diamonds are sometimes called ‘Victorian Cut’ and many have tell-tale features
Old European cut diamonds are a form of brilliant cut diamonds with a variety of facets – usually fifty eight (58) with the key features of a small table, an open culet and a round perimeter or shape. The invention of the power driven bruting machine (patented in 1891) allowed the girdle (or perimeter) to be round rather than irregular. Unlike the old mine diamonds, these are closer to what we see today in modern diamonds.
There are many other cuts of diamond which could be labelled as older cuts. Many of the diamond cuts give evidence of how the cutting process developed. One of the other styles, encountered in antique pieces of jewellery is the Rose Cut. This type of diamond cut is worth a mention here, since it does crop up from time to time. The Rose Cut can be single or double (flat on one side or faceted on both sides.) Some smaller examples are more like diamond chips, with little detail. Beautiful examples of larger Rose Cut diamonds can be found. Many provide very large spreads owing to the shallow cut producing larger than typical proportions. Such diamonds allow most of the light to pass through the stone, without the same brilliance, and refraction from modern diamond cuts.
Today, lasers are used to cut diamonds to precise specifications in mass quantities. However, before modern diamond cutting technology was invented, diamonds were all cut individually by hand! The Old Mine Cut diamond is an early version of the Round Brilliant Cut diamond, which is by far the most popular diamond cut for newly-made engagement rings today. The Round Brilliant Cut diamond is loved around the world because of its amazing ability to sparkle and shine brighter than any other cut. However, Old Mine Cut diamonds are loved for their unmistakably vintage, hand cut quality that you can see with just a glance. This classic cut was always done individually by hand with hand made tools, so every Old Mine Cut diamond is truly one-of-a-kind. Ring settings were then designed for each Old Mine Cut diamond after it had been cut, so each engagement ring featuring this vintage cut is truly unique!
GIA Certified 5.86 Carat Total Weight Natural Emerald & Diamond Estate Ring. This exceptionally rare and unique ring boasts a BIG Emerald with 100% natural single hue green color. The emerald weighs in at an impressive 4.52 carats (exact carat weight) and features Stunning VS clarity.
GIA Certified 5.86 Carat Total Weight Natural Emerald & Diamond Estate Ring. This exceptionally rare and unique ring boasts a BIG Emerald with 100% natural single hue green color. The emerald weighs in at an impressive 4.52 carats (exact carat weight) and features Stunning VS clarity. This world class gemstone is set in a master crafted solid Platinum & 18k yellow gold setting and features 1.34 carats of Extra Large VVS2-VS2 clarity colorless & near colorless F-G color round brilliant natural accent diamonds. Video of this gorgeous ring is available below.
GIA CERTIFIED 5.86 carat total weight estate engagement – anniversary – cocktail ring featuring a Rare VS Clarity Natural F1 Clarity Emerald set into SOLID Platinum & 18k Yellow Gold and accented with sparkling diamonds. The “Jaw Dropping” Emerald measures 12.07 mm x 9.67 mm x 5.56 mm with the highly sought after EXOTIC Single Hue Green Color and a Cushion Shape weighing a JUMBO 4.52 carats (exact carat weight). There are also 8 EXTRA LARGE round brilliant natural GIA Certified untreated accent diamonds totaling an additional 1.34 carats set with the Emerald in a classic style. These “Perfectly Clear” diamonds are graded at Near Flawless to Eye Clean “VVS2-VS2” Clarity with COLORLESS & NEAR COLORLESS “F_G” Color so you can be assured of the OUTSTANDING quality, excellent brilliance, flash, sparkle & fire. The diamonds were evaluated by GIA and a Diamond Assurance Report is included confirming the authenticity of the diamonds. The ring measures 12.35 mm x 10.15 mm at the head and sits up 7.85 mm off the finger. All of the beautiful gemstones are 100% genuine totaling a very substantial 5.86 carats and the ring is a U.S. sizable 6.50. The total ring weighs a HEAVY strong & sturdy 18.30 grams and is constructed of solid Platinum &18k Yellow Gold with exceptional QUALITY natural gems.
A gorgeous 18K White Gold Necklace with White South Sea Cultured Pearls. The stunning brooch is comprised of a gorgeous Akoya Cultured Pearl with Pink Sapphires and Diamonds. Created by Mikimoto
This is a fragile flower that blooms only for a short moment while ribbons flutter in the wind. The gradation of pink sapphires embellishing the brooch results in a stunning embodiment of a passing moment, adding a touch of shimmer and shine to the pearl necklace.
Featured is a bold Colombian emerald set amongst a halo of diamonds in brilliant 14kt white gold. The emerald displays an intense medium-dark Colombian green hue and is square step cut resting in a sturdy 8-prong setting. It weighs 5.21 carats and is a Type III AAA SI1 clarity stone. There are 54 round cut natural diamonds encrusted in the setting and they together weigh .27 carats. The ring raises the May birthstone high at 10.70mm above your finger. It is currently a size 7 and can be resized. This ring is in Like New condition.
Featured here is a very beautiful ring with a natural blue sapphire and diamonds. The sapphire has a gorgeous blue color that radiates in the light. The stone is complimented by 10 white diamonds which are free from any visible imperfections and have nice sparkle! This ring came from an antique original piece (remnants of the engraving is still visible in the shank). The original was from the 1920’s. This ring is made from solid 14 karat white gold and is a finger size is 6.25 which is re-sizable upon request. The width at the widest point is 9.3mm across and height from the finger to the top of the mounting is 4.6mm.