Bell & Bird Old Mine Cut Diamond Ring in Cutaway Setting

One of our signature designs, in silver-topped 18k gold. This design is inspired by a labor-intensive setting technique common in 18th and 19th-century rings. The silver-on-gold technique is true to the rings that inspired this design and is rarely seen in modern jewelry. This ring features a GIA certified cushion cut diamond, 1.43 carat, I color and VS2 clarity. 

GIA Certificate number: #2221961931

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 6.25, can be resized

Hand fabricated in our Texas workshop, this ring is in our custom blend of 18K rose gold. A more subdued, darker tone than commercially available rose gold. We call this color "old gold" and created the alloy in the spirit of the many 19th century rings we have handled. The silver has been darkened with an oxidation technique.