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Marquise Radiance - Vintage Retro 14K Diamond Cluster Ring. This stunning ring is crafted from 14K white gold, hallmarked 14K. Featuring one natural round brilliant diamond, 16 natural single cut diamonds, exquisite Retro styling , and quality gold -work. The expertly claw set diamonds in this ring are bright, white, clear and full of life and sparkle. The charming elegant ring has the most beautiful pierced gallery with a centre sparkler and a halo of diamonds beautifully set in marquise shaped setting. The centre diamond is 4 prong set, as are the diamond surround. The ring is in a raised basket setting giving it lots of presence. The band of the ring is polished and smooth, which allows for a comfortable fit. This Vintage Retro period piece is so feminine and elegant. Truly a heirloom ring to be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come.
Note: Appraisal included with the ring. Appraisal does not reflect antiquity value.
History: Developed in France in the 1740s , legend has it that it was named for the Marquise de Pompadour, a mistress of the King Louis XV, because the outline resembles the shape of her mouth. The marquise diamond is also called a navette ( Old French for "little ship").
Measurements: Face of Ring 12.00 mm x 8.00 mm
Stone Size : Diamond .50 carat
Weight: 3.10 grams
Ring Size: 6 1/2
Date: Circa 1960