Bell & Bird Fancy Yellow Antique Old Mine Cut Diamond Pendant Necklace

This solitaire diamond pendant features a single old mine-cut- oval-shaped diamond.  Certified to be .69 carats in a fancy yellow color with VVS2 clarity. The antique stone came out of a Victorian era brooch. The classic four-tab prong setting is hand-fabricated in solid 18k old gold. Hand engrave Bell & Bird markers mark. 

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.

GIA Certificate Number: #2225645855

Measures .25" in drop length and .35" wide. Hanging on a 18" modern 18k gold chain.