Edwardian French-Cut Diamond and Ruby Ring$ 10,000
Antique ring centering a grid of 16 French-cut diamonds, circa .80 carat. Within a calibré-cut ruby surround, circa 1.00 carat and rose-cuts on the shoulders. Set in millegrain platinum and 18k gold with openwork scroll motif gallery. Center: 12 x 12mm, shank: 2 - 2.2mm. Circa 1905. View video of this ring here
Even with multiples of smaller diamonds compared to a typical engagement ring with one large diamond, this ring can stand strongly on its own with its brilliant sparkle and color. Not to be underestimated.
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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