1920s Fancy Light Yellow Color-Change Diamond Ring
This is a match made in Art Deco heaven– a stunning diamond with personality meets a gorgeous, dynamic setting to create a unique, perfectly balanced beauty. This diamond is a light fancy yellow indoors under artificial light, but outside, in the natural light of day, the golden color disappears and it becomes near colorless! Working with antique diamonds, this is a phenomenon we are familiar with, however, this change is the most dramatic we've seen to date! In the Victorian era, diamonds were mined much closer to the earth's surface, exposing them to more radiation, and giving them pigment. In many cases, the color, or pigment, we see in antique stones disappears, or changes in natural light. We have seen a few of what we call "Top Light Browns": champagne diamonds that turn colorless in natural light. This is even more intense, and deems it a "chameleon" or color changing diamond. It is an old mine cut, cut before the turn of the century, weighs 1.29 carats and is an SI3 clarity. The setting is meticulously handmade with beautifully carved details. Four synthetic sapphires contrast the golden color of the diamond perfectly, and 16 small diamonds waterfall over each of the four sides. Its attractive shape and fairly low profile make it easy to wear every day, as an engagement ring or otherwise. It is currently a size 5 1/2 and may be resized up or down upon request.