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Bead-Set Diamond Ring


Dating from the 1890s, this Victorian ring is composed of diamond melee and a silver-topped gold mount. Designed as a wide band, the thirty-one old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing in total over one carat, are bead-set in silver in three rows that taper at the open shoulders, completed by a later addition of a gold shank and scalloped gallery. A distinctly clean modern look combined with antique hand-cut stones, this charming band offers the sparkle and fire of old diamonds and traditional craftsmanship.

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Item #: R-18811
Circa: 1890s
Size: 10 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information)
Materials: 31 Old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.15 carats); Silver-topped 14K gold; 14K Gold shank (added later)

Old mine-cut diamonds were cut not only to balance fire and brilliance, but to maintain the weight of the original crystal; they are the brilliant-cut form that most closely preserves the diamond’s natural octagonal shape.