Antique Georgian diamond ring set with an oval cluster of rose cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.75 carats total, set in silver and 14k gold. Circa 1830.
Diamonds backed with metal are typical of early 19th century jewelry. They allowed the rose-cuts to bounce more sparkle in the candle light. A beautiful piece of history.
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.