"1909" is a new collection of jewelry, inspired by antiques and handmade in NYC. Please allow us 4-6 weeks to build and deliver your piece to you.
In his Naturalis Historiae, published in 77 AD, Pliny wrote about diamonds' usefulness as tools:
These stones are tested upon the anvil, and will resist the blow to such
an extent, as to make the iron rebound and the very anvil split
asunder. Indeed its hardness is beyond all expression ... When, by good
fortune, this stone does happen to be broken, it divides into fragments
so minute as to be almost imperceptible. These particles are held in
great request by engravers, who enclose them in iron, and are enabled
thereby, with the greatest facility, to cut the very hardest substances
Until modern diamond polishing was developed, the only way to cut a diamond was with another diamond. But even now, 2000 years after Pliny, we still use less-than-perfect diamonds on saw blades and other cutting tools. True, the diamonds in these rings are included, rough, and pigmented, but we are glad that we saved them from their possible fate as drill tips. Instead, we've elevated them to wedding-worthy heights. Weighing in at about 1/3 of a carat each, they are hand-set in 14K yellow gold prongs: this is a nod to the "Tiffany Mount", the most popular of engagement ring setting of all time. (Sorry, but YAWN.) We've all been told that every diamond is one-of-a-kind (and is "forever", whatever that means) but if you've been to a big chain jewelry store recently, you may feel like every ring looks identical. If you're searching for a jewel that's actually out of the ordinary, look no further. Please note that these
stones' color ranges from light green to orange to dark grey, and
we can't standardize the colors we get. While your diamond may not
look exactly like the ones pictured here, know that your stone will be gorgeous and special. Just like you.