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Old European Cut Diamond Mens Ring

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Antique men's rings can be difficult to find for a few reasons.  Men didn't buy jewelry for themselves as often as they bought it for their wives, so there was less of it made.  Additionally, men worked with their hands more back then, which means less rings survived.  This late 1930's ring is one of those few survivors.

This almost antique men's ring features nine Old European Cut diamonds of various sizes, set into a rimmed oval of white gold, surrounded by yellow gold, with an extremely fine checkerboard pattern on the shoulders.  There are three main diamonds: two .20 (1/5th) carat and one .25 (1/4 carat).  In between the main diamonds and on the ends are six more .03 carat diamonds.  Total estimate carat weight for the ring is .83 carats.

The three main diamonds are all Old, Old European Cut (yes we meant to put old twice).  This ring features older chunkier cut, Old European Cut diamonds.  There is a chip on the center diamond, which is slightly noticeable by the naked eye.  If you didn't know it was there, you wouldn't know to look for it.  Two of the .03 carat diamonds also have chips that are noticeable under a 10x loupe; one is slightly noticeable by the naked eye.  One of the .20 diamonds has a white feathery inclusion.  The diamonds are mostly uniform in color and sparkle nicely, with the exception of the .03 carat diamonds on the end, which are darker than the rest.

For your enjoyment, all purchases ship gift wrapped.

Ring Size: US 5 1/4, French 50

Condition: Good, a few chips on three out of nine diamonds, slightly to not noticeable by the naked eye. 

Stamped:  slightly illegible 14K and an unidentified makers mark  Acid Tests: 14K

Date: We are dating this ring as 1930's - 1940's, due to the 14K purity mark (14K formally adopted in 1932), combined with the presence of white gold and Old European Cut diamonds.

Weight: 5.6 grams or 3.4 dwt

Note: We do not remove stones from their settings and therefor stone weights may vary.  We test all diamonds using the Gemlogis Ciel Diamond\Moissanite tester. 


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