1.50ct Old Brilliant Cut Solitaire Diamond 18ct Gold Edwardian Antique Ring 1910 Fine Estate Ring

£3,650.00

Spectacular 18 carat gold solitaire antique diamond ring.

This fabulous diamond ring dates to the Edwardian / Art Deco period.

The splendid antique old brilliant cut diamond is is approx. 7.5 mm across that’s about 1.50 carat.

The diamond is clear,bright & sparkles beautifully. Colour G

Clarity I 1-2. It has a scattering of tiny inclusions that are visible under magnification

The antique diamond is complemented beautifully by wonderfully decorated  white gold shoulders set with an accent diamond

The head is 8.7 mm wide & it stands 4.8 mm proud of the shank.

It is size L 1/2 (UK), 6 1/4 (US) it would easily re size.

This diamond ring  weighs 3 grams.The shank is stamped 18 ct.

This genuine diamond ring dates to the beginning of the 20th century.

This antique diamond ring is in excellent condition.

It comes in the presentation box illustrated.

This gorgeous 18ct gold and diamond  ring looks fabulous when worn.

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Description

Jewellery Facts for antique and Vintage Jewellery

Carat has two distinct meanings

Carat can refer to the quality or purity of gold –

pure gold ie  a metal that is 100% gold and nothing else but gold, is known as pure gold or 24 carat gold

So for example with a ring which is 18 carat ie 18/24s gold or put another way, 18 divided by 24 is 0.750  or 3/4

You may see jewellery marked 0.750 which is a some what modern way of writing 18ct as we say in the UK and 18k as they say in the rest of the world

The colour of pure gold is yellow. However if gold is mixed with other metals it can  become a silvery colour, known as white gold, or  pinky and is then known as rose gold

Secondly carat can refer to the weight of precious stones such as diamonds and sapphires

One carat is 1/5 of a gram – so 1/2 of a carat is 1/10 of a gram

A slightly outmoded way on expressing a diamonds weight is the point system. In this method a carat is said to be 100 points, so a 1/2 carat diamond for example would be a 50 pointer. You will find this system used in vintage books and catalogs, mostly when refering to antique diamonds – old cut, old European cut, old mine cut, old brilliant cut, swiss cut and rose cut etc

Platinum marks 

 In 1973 platinum was first covered by the hallmarking act,  A standard of 950 parts per thousand was introduced.

The platinum mark is an orb with a cross on the top all set within a pentagon.

First pieces  were marked  in January 1975 at the London assay office

Jewellery Periods

Georgian        Georges      1714  –  1837

Victorian        Victoria     1837 – 1901

Edwardian     Edward  V11   1901 – 1910

Belle Epoque      From about 1880 to 1915  ( the start of the first world war)

Garland   Art Nouveau   Art Deco

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