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- ANTIQUE - SOLID
This original Antique PLATINUM
Edwardian Semi-Mount from the turn of the century
From An Estate On The Treasure Coast of Florida
THE MEMORY OF ROMANCE
The ones that carry with them the sweetest memories from another life, the ones which, when you wear them, seem to softly transport you to a time of balconies and starry nights and gently romantic music, and the faint perfume of antique roses.
This is one of those very rare rings.
Antique. Custom made. SOLID PLATINUM
There are six single cut diamonds pave' bead
set, which accent and flank the main diamond.
HAS BEEN SOLD
THE ERA OF THIS ENGAGEMENT RING:
There are now Seven (7) different styles/eras of cuts between early Old-Mine-Cut diamonds and the Modern-Brilliant-Cut diamonds.
Old Mine Cut = An Old-Mine-Cut is one of the oldest cutting styles, is somewhat square in shape, has a small table, no point on the culet and the culet could be off center. That is to say that the diamond generally has the same shape as the original crystalline structure of the diamond when it was in the rough, (Rather square in appearance)
Late Transitional Old Mine Cut = The same as above but with some rounding of the girdle, small table, no point on the culet and it may or may not be centered, (Getting a bit rounder, but still somewhat square)
Early Transitional Old European Cut = Almost a round girdle but not perfectly round at this point, small table, no point on the culet and almost centered. That is to say that this diamond has all the cutting characteristic of an Old European Cut Diamond, except that it is not fully round, as an Old European Cut should be. The girdle almost round, but it shows a bit of the square-shape that is normally associated with an Old Mine Cut Diamond. Thus its classification is an Early Transitional- Old European Cut, a period of cutting and time when diamond cutting was making the transition from Old Mine Cut to Old European Cut. ("Almost Round, but not actually round")
Old European Cut = Round in shape, small table, no point on the culet and it should be relatively centered.
Late Transitional Old European Cut = A round girdle, the table is getting wider, and the culet may have a point or almost a point and be centered. The transition of cutting is approaching the modern brilliant cut, but the diamond does not have the mathematical proportions to be classified as a modern brilliant cut, a period of cutting and time when diamond cutting was making the transition from Old European Cut to an Modern Brilliant Cut. (Round, and the table is still a bit small)
Circular Brilliant Cut = A GIA study uncovered a number of diamonds which were not classic old European cuts, but that werenít modern round brilliants, either. GIA sought to address older-style diamonds that arenít strictly Old European, but also arenít cut to meet modern standards. Previously, GIA graders had to decide whether to call a stone a round brilliant and grade it according to contemporary standards, or to call it an old European cut and simply record color and clarity without a cut grade. GIA's Circular Brilliant designation acknowledges that the diamond is not a modern-day round brilliant, suggests a description for rounds of earlier times, and keeps the historic old European cut definition unaltered.
Modern Brilliant Cut = A round girdle, the depth is 57.0 to 63,0%, the table is a 53.0 to 66.0 % of the width, the pavilion depth is 41.5 to 45.5%, the crown height should be 11.0 to 16.2% of the overall depth, and the crown angle is 30.0 to 35.0 degrees. There should be a good point on the girdle and it should be centered.