Belle Époque 2.51 Old European Diamond and Ruby Surround Engagement Ring, France$ 26,000
Antique ring centering a 2.51 carat old European cut diamond with GIA stating that it is L color, SI1 clarity. With 25 calibré-cut rubies, approx. .25 carat. Mounted in millegrain white and yellow gold. With French export and maker's mark. Center 11.6mm, band 1.8mm. Circa 1915. View video of this ring here
This isn't your run-of-the-mill halo ring. It's beautifully well-proportioned with a 2.51 carat chunky diamond, saturated and lively rubies, just a touch of platinum, and French craftsmanship.
Diamond and gold mining has caused devastation in areas such as Africa, wreaking havoc on delicate ecosystems and communities. Choosing to go vintage, you are eliminating the need for more mining and lessening the demand for new diamonds.
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