18kt Gold Georgian 1760 year Diamond Ring with Nine Table Cut Diamonds:


This ring is from Philadelphia, PA and made in the France area about the year 1760, the hallmarks are on the outside of the back of the band of the ring. The gold work is marked and tested a strong 18 karat. It is a Rose gold color and is handmade by a goldsmith. The prongs that hold the diamonds are Sterling Silver. Sterling was used in the Georgian time because diamonds looked better with the white medals and white gold was not used that early. Each Diamond is a rare table cut, and all are hand cut
Antique Diamonds
A table cut diamond is so named for the simple fact that the top is flat, like an ordinary table. Each of the four sides has a simple facet similar to a bevel. These diamonds, although found in the 16th century, were most often utilized from the 17th through the earlier 18th century in jewelry.
When judging diamonds in antique jewelry, one must be careful not to judge antique diamonds by modern standards. Antique diamonds have a soft romantic glow that many people find very appealing. Antique diamonds typically have smaller tables, higher crowns, deeper pavilions and thicker girdles than their modern counterparts. Antique diamonds were cut to maximize carat weight, not "fire". That's why the proportions of old diamonds are quite different from their modern counterparts.
Diamonds were cut by hand until the early 1900's. This was a laborious, time-consuming process. Unfortunately, many antique diamonds have been re-cut with modern cutting techniques. This has caused demand for these old cut diamonds to soar in recent years, along with the prices that people are willing to pay for them.
All are quality diamonds in the ring and very strongly set with each larger diamond having 8 prongs around each gemstone. And the small diamonds are deeply bezel set.
This is a wonderful early handmade and hand cut diamond ring with very nice quality of gemstones and in excellent condition. The ring is a size 7 3/4 and could be resized if needed. A Rare and glorious Georgian (250 year old) ring which is a rare find today.

Price: $595.00