E631 Lovely Platinum Diamond Ring circa 1890 to 1920:


The ring setting is handmade of Platinum using the lost wax method. The back of the band of the ring is 14 karat white gold when it was resized in the mid-1980s. The ring is set with 13 hand cut natural Diamonds. The diamonds are hand cut in a round cut in the "Old European" cutting style.
Information on Old European Cut Diamonds:
Until the mid-1900s, if someone needed a diamond, it had to be cut and measured by hand. The diamond cutters at the turn of the century used only their eyes to measure for precision. They cut and polished their diamonds to maximize sparkle against candlelight.
The Old European cut diamonds were handcrafted from 1890–1920s.
Rounded diamonds that were cut before 1890 are called old-mine cuts. Round diamonds that were cut after 1925 are called either Transitional Cut or Modern Round Brilliant Diamonds.
Old European cut diamonds were the diamond cut that was used in almost all rings made at the beginning of the 1900s. Most antique jewelry from that Era used Old European cut diamonds, old mine cut diamonds, rose cut diamonds and single cut diamonds.
The approximant weight of the diamonds are; the center diamond is 1/4 carat the other two center weight are 10 points each and 10 surrounding diamonds are .06 points each. The diamonds are bright and beautiful with a circa date of 1890 to 1920.
Information on Platinum:
Antonio de Ulloa discovered platinum in 1705 in South America. Origin of name: from the Spanish word "platina" meaning, "silver." but platinum was "rediscovered" in South America by Ulloa in 1705 and by Wood in 1741. In 1822 plenty of platinum was discovered in the Ural Mountains in Russia.
Platinum is one of the elements which has an alchemical symbol, shown below (right, {{floatR}}{{/floatR}} alchemy is an ancient pursuit concerned with, for instance, the transformation of other metals into gold.

Information on Diamonds:
Diamonds, known for over 3000 years, were probably first found in India as loose stones associated with the sand and gravel of riverbeds For centuries they were thought to possess magical powers, no doubt because of their hardness and luster, and were kept, uncut, as sacred objects or important treasures of state by the religious and political leaders of the day. Diamonds being regarded as a talisman that would lose their powers if they were altered in any way. It wasn't until the 11th century that diamonds were first worn, in their uncut form, as adornments. However, with the use of diamonds in jewelry, sometime in the 13th century it became known that grinding and polishing of the rough crystal could enhance the diamond’s appearance.
Polishing with diamond dust at angles varying slightly from those of the original octahedral faces to form a point cut.
A significant advance in faceting came about with the introduction of the polishing wheel, in the middle of the 14th century. This led the way for brighter diamonds with increased facet pattern complexity.
Grading of this diamond: The diamond is bright and strongly set with 4 prongs. The gemstone is VSS in Clarity (Very, Very Slightly Included The Color is graded is I (near colorless), one 10 point diamond is graded K and shows a slight yellow color. These are a Very Fine overall diamond grading especially for this old of diamonds.
The ring size is a 7 now but can be resized if needed; it has been enlarged in the past. The diamond and setting are in excellent condition and fine to wear. The current estimated value for insurance would be $8700.00 as of March 2019.

Price: $1,800.00