Antique engagement ring centering a .83 oval brilliant diamond with GIA stating its J color, SI2 clarity. Set in 18k yellow gold millegrain bezel with openwork and wreath surround. Botanical motif at shoulders. French export and maker's marks. Center: 12mm, band: 1.7mm. Circa 1900.
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