Rose Cut Diamond Solitaire

$1,600.00
About Details History
This sweetly minimal diamond solitaire has more going on than first meets the eye. The rose cut diamond dates to the late 18th or early 19th century and still sits in its original rubover silver setting. The 18k rose gold mounting was made much later, probably the early Edwardian period, and this bright white rose cut was repurposed from whatever piece it adorned before into this classic diamond solitaire. 

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  • Materials: 18k rose gold, silver, 5.2mm rose cut diamond
  • Age: mounting c. 1900, diamond c. 1800
  • Condition: Very good - bezel appears to be the original Georgian rub over setting and is irregularly worn at the edges but is secure
  • Size: 7, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.7mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Boerum HIll, Brooklyn.
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EDWARDIAN (1900 - 1910) The Edwardian era gets its name from King Edward VII’s brief reign at the beginning of the 20th century. His Danish bride Alexandra was young, lovely, and fashionable; with a taste for trendy pieces rendered in diamonds and pearls. The jewelry tended toward airy lightness, often in the form of lacy filigree. The world was changing rapidly, but lots of the jewelry still reflected the Victorian ideals of decorum and femininity. Ancient Roman and Greek influences remained popular. “White” jewelry became popular as plentiful deposits of platinum were discovered in Russia and improved smelting technology made it possible for jewelers to work in the noble metal. Platinum was seldom used by jewelers in earlier years owing both to its scarcity and high melting point. The jewelry trade took advantage of its rigid strength to create opulent openwork settings for increasingly brilliant diamonds. The old European cut was perfected, rounder and squatter than old mine. This took stone-cutting one step closer to the mathematically perfect round brilliant cut, which is the most popular diamond cut today. The now-iconic square Asscher cut was patented in 1902. Hot on the heels of platinum, the alloy mixture that produces white gold was formulated and patented in 1915 in New York City. With Europe in the grip of WW1, the American jewelry industry was poised to become a world leader and innovator.
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About Details History
This sweetly minimal diamond solitaire has more going on than first meets the eye. The rose cut diamond dates to the late 18th or early 19th century and still sits in its original rubover silver setting. The 18k rose gold mounting was made much later, probably the early Edwardian period, and this bright white rose cut was repurposed from whatever piece it adorned before into this classic diamond solitaire. 

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  • Materials: 18k rose gold, silver, 5.2mm rose cut diamond
  • Age: mounting c. 1900, diamond c. 1800
  • Condition: Very good - bezel appears to be the original Georgian rub over setting and is irregularly worn at the edges but is secure
  • Size: 7, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.7mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Boerum HIll, Brooklyn.
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EDWARDIAN (1900 - 1910) The Edwardian era gets its name from King Edward VII’s brief reign at the beginning of the 20th century. His Danish bride Alexandra was young, lovely, and fashionable; with a taste for trendy pieces rendered in diamonds and pearls. The jewelry tended toward airy lightness, often in the form of lacy filigree. The world was changing rapidly, but lots of the jewelry still reflected the Victorian ideals of decorum and femininity. Ancient Roman and Greek influences remained popular. “White” jewelry became popular as plentiful deposits of platinum were discovered in Russia and improved smelting technology made it possible for jewelers to work in the noble metal. Platinum was seldom used by jewelers in earlier years owing both to its scarcity and high melting point. The jewelry trade took advantage of its rigid strength to create opulent openwork settings for increasingly brilliant diamonds. The old European cut was perfected, rounder and squatter than old mine. This took stone-cutting one step closer to the mathematically perfect round brilliant cut, which is the most popular diamond cut today. The now-iconic square Asscher cut was patented in 1902. Hot on the heels of platinum, the alloy mixture that produces white gold was formulated and patented in 1915 in New York City. With Europe in the grip of WW1, the American jewelry industry was poised to become a world leader and innovator.
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