E633 18 kt White Gold, Edwardian set with Two Mine Cut Diamonds and a Blue Sapphire:


The ring was handmade in the Edwardian period of 1901 to 1910 in America. The setting is 18 karat white gold and has open filigree work. The ring holds two mine cut round Diamonds of 25 points each. The mine cut diamonds were hand cut using another diamond to cut the gemstone. Diamonds were the hardest material known at that time and used to cut almost all gems by hand. The diamond size is 25 points of a carat.
Graded for Clarity: VS1, VS2-Very Slightly Imperfect--These stones have small inclusions which are slightly difficult to see under a loupe with a 10 power magnification. Color is K which is faint yellow. On all grading points of cut, clarity, and color this diamond rates lovely quality by today diamond standards and excellent for 19th Century standards.
Diamonds weren't cut until the 14th century, and it wasn't until 1725 that deposits were larger deposits were discovered in Brazil, and it wasn't until 1866 that l South Africa's substantial storehouse was unearthed.
The hardest, densest natural substance known to man, diamonds have been a source of fascination (and misinformation) since 800 BC when they were first presented to royalty in India. In those days the Indians believed that diamonds were created when lightning struck the rocks. Amazingly, the sub-continent was the only producer of diamonds for an astounding 2,500 years.
Old Mine Cut Diamonds
The old mine cut diamond is the earliest form of the modern brilliant cut. Also called the "cushion cut," it has a cushioned shaped girdle. This cut of a diamond is characterized by a high crown, small table, deep pavilion, and large culet. Other names for this cut are the old miner and triple cut brilliant.

The setting also holds a natural Blue Sapphire, round cut of 25 points, which was hand cut by using a diamond to cut the gemstone. The sapphire is set between the two diamonds.
Sapphires are considered a precious gemstone today and are very hard on the Moh’ scale with a rating of 9 which is the hardest stone in the world next to diamond which is a 10 on the Moh’ scale.
Information on Sapphire Gemstones:
The oldest sapphire mines are situated in Ceylon; today called Sri Lanka, where gemstones were mined in ancient times.
The expert recognizes Ceylon sapphires from the luminosity and brilliance of their light to medium blue color. Most blue Sapphires today come from Thailand or Australia. Sapphires in the Victorian Language of Gems means “Innocence.”
The setting and Gemstones are in excellent condition, and the band is a size 6.5 but can be resized larger or smaller if needed. The ring is durable to wear; it is a beautiful Edwardian Ring.

Price: $1,300.00