Early Victorian Five Stone Diamond Matched Rings | Deposit

A rare-matched set of diamond rings. Old mine cut diamonds are set in silver-topped gold settings with reeded shoulders and shanks. It is a feat to have remained together for over 180 years. English in origin. Circa 1840

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 8, both can be resized.