Antique old mine cut diamond double row ring
Antique old mine cut diamond wide ring, 18k gold. The ring has 16 old mine cut diamonds set in two rows with two flanking diamonds. Approximately 0.35 carats in total diamonds weight. English in origin. Circa 1900.
Old mine cut diamonds were cut for gas and candle light and omit a darker romantic sparkle. While the precision faceting of modern stone’s main objective is to refract as much white light as possible. A 19th century diamond was cut to preserve as much weight as possible and often follow the same shape as the rough diamond crystal as it was pulled from the ground.
Size 7, can be resized.