The art of diamond cutting links in step with the history of jewelry. As always, technology and changing techniques gives rise to new forms of jewelry.
Table cut diamonds were first utilized in the 16th century and may also grace jewelry in the 17th and 18th century (albeit they are quite scarce).
Shaped usually as a rectangle, the diamonds possess a flat (table like) top and four simple beveled edges for the sides.
In this antique Georgian ring created around 1800, a single table cut decorates the top of the central dome. It is set with metal behind it (closed backed) and likely foiled beneath it to improve its shimmer and refractions. It measures approximately a bit less than 3 mm by 2.9 mm in a silver bezel.
In 14k rose gold, the setting consists of three domes, one larger and two smaller. Their surfaces are textured or engraved with incised lines with "C" curls and flower motifs. A simple, subtly graduated shank keeps the focus on the top section.
A lovely price point for those who admire these amazing diamonds.