A diamond ring

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Lot 131
A diamond ring

Sold for US$ 341,000 inc. premium

Fine Jewellery

20 Jun 2016, 13:00 EDT

New York

A diamond ring
centering a cushion brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 7.59 carats, flanked by two bullet-cut diamonds; mounted in platinum; size 4

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by GIA report # 1172487951, dated May 05, 2016, stating the diamond as: D color, VS1 clarity.

    Diamonds are rare, undeniably beautiful, and magical in their very being. Old mine cut diamonds were highly fashionable and sought after in the 18th and 19th centuries due not only to expanding global wealth, but also to new sophisticated cutting techniques. Maximum retention of weight as well as enhanced brilliance was achieved by creating high crowns and wide facets to catch the light from any angle, intensifying the diamond's inherent ability to sparkle and shine.

    Diamonds in the marketplace commonly had some degree of color, mostly with tints of yellow or brown (diamond grading as we know it today was not invented for another century). Colorless diamonds were exceedingly rare and coveted, and kept for royalty, aristocracy and the few discerning collectors of the newly created wealthy class of merchants, industrialists and other businessmen.

    The present diamond is a beautiful and charming example of these might sought after, high color, old mine-cut stones - a treasured gem. We are proud to offer this spectacular old mine cut diamond, faceted to perfection in the 19th century, currently mounted in a platinum setting from the early 20th century.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the description should read: Attributed to Charlton
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