Antique ring centering a .61 old European-cut diamond with GIA stating it is J color, VS2 clarity. Set in 14k yellow gold with a wheat motif engraved on the shoulders. Center 6.2 mm, shank: 1.5-3.1mm. Circa 1880.
The wheat motif on the shoulders is an elegant Victorian alternative in place of diamonds.
Diamond and gold mining has caused devastation in places 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.