SOLD: Edwardian three-stone diamond ring, hallmarked Birmingham 1909


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White, bright transitional cut diamonds feature in this 18-carat gold three-stone ring from 1909.

Though the claws look very fine, they are solid and robust, with their structure cleverly minimised in the design.

The modern brilliant diamond evolved over 30 or 40 years from the 19th century old European cut. The shape became shallower, with a larger top table to aid reflection.

And the culet gradually disappeared – again helping to reflect light.

Refraction of light did suffer, though, at the expense of this increased reflection.

So I love these early modern brilliants, as they retain more fire from the light emerging through the crown facets just under the top table.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Early round brilliant cut diamond at centre estimated at 0.23 carats, graded set as G-H/SI1
• Two slightly smaller early round brilliant cut estimated to total 0.16 carats, graded set as G-H/VS & SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $2,550
• Size approximately 7 1/4 or O, but easily resized free of charge
• Face of ring is 6.3mm tall
• Weight is 2.7 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: the other antique ring has sold

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description. 

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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