Rare Queen Anne Era Diamond Crowned Heart Ring
Rare Queen Anne era old mine cut diamond crowned heart ring. Five diamonds set in silver topped gold settings. Remnants of the original black and white enamel remain on the backside of the ring. English in origin. Circa 1730.
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.