Edwardian Old Mine Cut Diamond Ring

Edwardian era filigree diamond ring. Central stone approximately 1.35 carat old mine cut diamond, J-K color and VS clarity with approximately 0.30 carats of additional single cut diamonds. Diamonds in a beautifully pierced platinum setting. Continental European origin. Circa 1905.

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 4, can be resized.