Antique Victorian engagement ring set with a .79 carat old mine-cut diamond with EGL certificate stating the diamond is F - G color/SI2 clarity with a smaller old European-cut diamond on each side. Set in an 18K yellow gold scroll mount. Circa 1870
The Victorian period is appealing today, because the diamond sits low and in yellow gold. These diamonds are bright with a lot of character.
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.