Antique engagement ring centered with a .70 carat GIA certified J color/VS2 clarity old mine cushion cut diamond flanked by bezel set old European cut diamonds of .25 carats. Scrolling foliate motif in 14k yellow gold. Circa 1910.
The openwork mounting gives a welcome airiness to its style.
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.