Whoever said that old mine cut diamonds don't bring on the power like modern diamonds, well, they just aren't in the know.
Proof positive - this ring is a wheel of fire! Twelve old mine cuts encircle the central diamond. Resembling a star or sun, a glorious mound of silver encases the central diamond with eight pointed rays trailing down the sides.
In the 18th century (and prior) one of the most beloved of all stone settings was the cut down or rub over - perfectly illustrated in this ring.
Metal was pushed and burnished over the edges or sides, so thin it is like bread on butter. When you run your finger over the stone and setting, you cannot feel where the stones stop, and the metal begins. No visible separation shows.
A total of thirteen diamonds comes to an estimated 1.10 carats. Exceeding expectations, they are all white bright, and pretty darn dazzling. Each is set closed backed and with foiling beneath.
An 18k gold cigar band, shaped shank displays incised patterns, dots, and curves for a distinctive look.
Box shown for illustration purposes, but all purchases come with a handmade Italian gift box and satin bow.