Centering an old European-cut diamond of approximately .35 carat, within a diamond surround of approximately .50 carat mounted in platinum. With EGL stating the center diamond is I-J color, VS2 clarity. Low profile. h: 9 x w: 14.7 mm. Circa 1910.
The cluster setting, featuring a center stone surrounded by petal-like gems, has been around for hundreds of years, taking on different iterations through the various jewelry eras.
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.