Victorian era Three Stone Diamond Ring

Victorian three stone old mine cut diamond ring, in 18k gold. Center stone is approximately .67 carats. Lovely engraved scrollwork details and tiny rose cut diamonds. English in origin. Circa 1890. 

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 6.50, can be resized.