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Exquisite Proposal - Edwardian 20K Gold & Platinum Old Mine Cut Diamond Engraved Ring.  This precious ring is crafted from 20K gold, and platinum, hallmarked 20K PLAT, and tested. Featuring one natural old mine cut diamond, Edwardian styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring is set with a beautiful old mine cut diamond in a coronet setting, which is of a high quality.  It is rare from this time period to have a VS-2 clarity and G-H color. diamond, since diamond grading did not take place until the 1950s.  The shoulders are platinum, and are beautifully engraved throughout, showcasing a wonderful delicate milgrain border.  The shank is crafted in yellow gold, it is smooth and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. This Edwardian era ring would make the most exquisite engagement ring.  Absolutely beautiful!

History : The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.

The old mine cut was particularly popular during the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras — in fact, it was arguably the most popular diamond cut of all from the early 18th century until the last few decades of the 19th century.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

As with the history of gold, the history of platinum begins with the ancient Egyptians, who, more than 3,000 years ago, created gold jewelry with traces of platinum. The gold was not alloyed with platinum intentionally however; it was more likely just a natural component of the ores the Egyptians imported from Nubia.

Platinum was officially “discovered” by Spanish mariner Antonio de Ulloa in 1736 in Colombia and he wrote the first scientific description of the metal. This led to platinum being studied by scientists who were intrigued by its resistance to corrosion and their inability to melt it.


Measurements: Face of the Ring 17.00 mm x 4.00 

Stone Size: Diamond .15 carats 

Weight: 2.08

Ring Size: 6 1/4 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Europe 

Date: Circa 1910

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