Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring

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Antique 14k White Gold 0.70 CT VVS Fancy Light Yellow Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring

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General Information:

  • US Size: This ring sits right between a size 3.75 and 4.0 on the shop mandrel. The setting's design renders it fully resizable to virtually any size needed post-purchase.
  • Total Carat Weight: 0.70 ct
  • Total Precious Metal Weight: 1.31 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k white gold 
  • Dimensions:  This face of this ring measures 5.12 mm north to south (width), and the shoulders taper from 2.35 mm at their widest to 1.45 mm at base of the shank. This ring rises 7.05 mm from the finger. 
  • Weight: A great 2.04 grams
  • Markings:  This ring is unmarked but tests for 14k white gold.
  • Era:  The diamond predates the 14k white gold mounting by up to 110 years: The diamond is believed to date to about 1870-1910, while the mounting dates to anytime between the late 1960s and the 2000s. 
  • Buyer Notes: Research shows that this ring has a comparative market value of approximately $3,820.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: One (1)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: Estimated to be between 0.70-0.79 ct per the Old European Cut formula, though the diamond faces up the size of a modern 0.54 ct diamond 
  • Center Stone Dimension:  5.13 x 5.04 x 3.89 mm, as measured in good faith as mounting permits
  • Center Stone Shape: Old European Cut
  • Center Stone Color Grade:  Very light yellow of natural color
  • Center Stone Clarity Grade:  Utterly exceptional quality of VVS2, a sunshiney prism to the eye

The Story:

Elegant and feminine, this classic engagement ring charms the eye in its vivid color, clarity and cut. The ring's solitaire setting is simplistic and timeless, strategically subdued to act as a backdrop for the superior quality center diamond, the color and clarity of which is immensely desirable to collectors and make this ring an ideal investment piece. This featured diamond predates the mounting of the ring by up to 110 years, and is most likely a product of the 19th century Victorian period. As such, it may be presumed that this diamond was a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation, mounted as desired with every new caretaker. 

Old Mine and Old European cuts are becoming more and more difficult to find, as many are either being purchased by collectors and/or repurposed or recut into other, contemporary jewelries. To find an old cut this lovely, with as light-lemony a hue is very exciting, indeed. The stone appears like a drop of light perched in glorious display, and makes this simple solitaire incredibly rare, and highly sought after.

On calculating the carat weight: this ring was sold to the shop as being 0.60 to 0.68 ct. However, those estimations are low and incorrect because they were calculated according to the formula for Modern Round Brilliant (MRB) cut diamonds, and using the spread of the diamond (how wide it measures head-on) to determine a corresponding carat weight. The MRB formula is perfectly appropriate for modern diamond cuts, produced from the 1950s, on. But, the MRB formula does not take into consideration the substantial heft of the faceting system of historic Old European Cut (OEC) diamonds-- of which this diamond is one.

Therefore, we calculate this diamond using the historic formula which takes into consideration the proportions and ratios of historic cuts, including the roughly 53% or smaller table, the culet at the base of the diamond and the stone’s bulging sides and silhouette. Using the historic-- and inherently more appropriate-- formula, we estimate that this center diamond is actually between 0.70 ct and 0.79 ct. So, while the diamond may have the width (spread) of a MODERN 0.54 to 0.60 ct diamond, its profile reveals its covetable chunkiness that boosts the carat weight to between 0.70-0.79 carat. As a conservative estimate using the historic OEC formula, we consider this diamond to be at least 0.70 ctw.

Please kindly keep in mind that different jewelers, different dealers and different appraisers vary in the formula they use to determine the carat weight of a diamond. In order to provide our shoppers with the truest carat weight that we can, we use the most appropriate formula according to the exact cut of the stone present.

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