Centering an old mine cushion-cut diamond, approx. .80 carat, with EGL stating its G-H color, VS1 clarity. With an 8 diamond surround, approx. 1.30 carats, mounted in silver and 18k rose gold. Center: 13.1mm, band: 2.5-5.2mm. Circa 1860.
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