Vintage diamonds in 10, 14, 18, and platinum! From the 1800's to the beautiful Art Deco era up to the early 1970's! Lovely and stunning....a must see in person!
Life just keeps getting better! This is a very lovely Art Deco late 1920's to early 1930's platinum diamond ring that shines bright and has the WOW FACTOR!!! The center diamond sparkles like no other and is a .40ct. round transitional cut. She has a wonderful color of H which is on the high scale of near colorless and a clarity of SI1. (Slight Inclusions) She is a great ring size of 6.
On each side she has a small diamond holding the same color of H and clarity of SI1. Has open work on the sides along with an open culet. (The bottom of the diamond is open) She looks like she has a bow appearance on the top and ready to be unwrapped!
Oh, I am so loving this ring! She has a lot of fire to the diamond and is shining bright on a gloomy day. I can get used to platinum real quick! I've had oh so beautiful diamonds but this is exquisite and brilliant! Whoever she goes to, I tell ya she will make one happy gal!!! $2589.00
A transitional cut is a cut that is moving away from the antique "Old European Cut" diamond into today's "Round Brilliant Cut." The Transitionals aren't necessarily always easily identifiable. The new style (late 20's) generally describes a cutting style where the crown and pavilion angles are in the range associated with the modern brilliant, the table size varies from 40 to 60% (depends on who is using the term), but the lower halves are still short. The culet can be non-existent or somewhat large (again, it depends on who is using the term). This style of cutting originated with Henry Morse about 1870 and was the American Cut, Scientific Cut and early version of the Ideal Cut. It went away in the 1940’s, when lower haves were lengthened to the current range of 70% and more (previously 55 to 65% was typical).
Platinum is a white metal, but unlike gold it is used in jewelry in almost its pure form (approximately 95% pure). Platinum is extremely long wearing and is very white, so it does not need to be Rhodium plated like white gold.
Platinum is very dense (heavy), so a platinum ring will feel heavier than an 18ct gold ring.
Platinum is, however, very expensive. A platinum ring will be approximately twice the price of an 18ct white gold ring (excluding gemstone costs).