Antique bombé ring centering an old European-cut diamond, approx .55 carat, with EGL stating it is K-L color, SI3 clarity. Flanked by a pair of smaller old European diamonds, approx. .80 carat together. Set in a platinum filigree and millegrain setting. Center 11.8mm, band 1.8-3.8mm. Circa 1915.
The openwork in Edwardian jewelry creates just a sliver of well-defined negative space to make an element "float", and in this case, within a perfectly carved space made just for the center stones. Magic. EGL #400149604D.
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.