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We love Old European Cut Diamonds. These diamonds are hand-cut, most probably in candle light. The facets on these Diamonds are larger, giving the diamonds a more organic look and a slower interaction with light…the result being very diamonds thats are elegant & unique. This half hoop ring here, is Edwardian, dated circa 1910 and the five Old European cut diamonds total 1.43ct, which are claw set, graduating on a carved scroll pierced gallery.

Circa: 1910
Design Period: Edwardian
Gemstone: Diamond
Cut: Old European Cut Diamond
Carat, Colour & Clarity: 1 Diamond = 0.55ct / F to G, SI1
4 Diamonds = 0.88ct / H to I, VS to SI
Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
Accompanied by an independant valuation

Edwardian & Belle Époque Period (1901 - 1910):

Named after the reigning King Edward VII and with notable influences from French Rococo décor, this period was the shortest in antique jewellery history. However, it was during this time that platinum was introduced into the art of jewellery making which changed the way diamonds could be set. The popular jewellery design at the time was the “garland” which flowed on from the Art Nouveau period as it focused on nature but more particularly, on flowers and leaves often arranged in some circular shape. Through the use of milgrain and pierced and engraved metals, the Belle Époque designs gave way to jewellery that mimicked the delicate nature of lace and ribbon with natural pearls and old mine cut diamonds being the material of choice.