Antique English Gypsy-set Old Mine-cut Diamond Three Stone Ring
Created circa 1898, this London three stone ring is composed of 18K gold and diamonds. It is designed as three gypsy-set cushion-shape old mine-cut diamonds, set in 18K gold. Set with fiery old diamonds, this streamlined little antique ring is perpetually chic and modern.
- Product Details
- Curator's Notes
Item #: R-20617
Size: 6.75 (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 3 old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight .50 carat); 18K gold
Signed: London hallmarks, 18 assay mark for 18K gold, date letter c for 1898
The gypsy-setting is one of the most secure ways to mount a diamond, as it is flush with the surface of the gold, protected from being struck at its vulnerable girdle, and held in place firmly around its full circumference. Its name derives from the methods of itinerant jewelers, who created work with universal appeal, and maintained ancient, traditional techniques in their practice. It's sleek, restrained minimalism contrasts strikingly with the complex light effects of antique diamond cuts. A mounting dating from antiquity, and popular again since Victorian times, it appeals both to men and women.