Georgian-Style Rose Cut Diamond Statement Ring c1980
A semi-modern take on a Georgian classic– all of the same elements but with a disco sparkle! Rose-cut diamonds were a favorite in the Georgian era of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They were often set into silver that was mounted in gold settings, just as they are here. What makes this ring distinctly modern is the precision to which these diamonds were cut with perfectly uniform triangular facets. This contemporary way of cutting rose-cut diamonds stands out from the antique cuts which were more organic and sometimes crudely done. The facetting on these sizable, clean stones creates an intense, watery glitter. Their sparkling refraction of light mimics the disco balls en vogue at the time the ring was made– around 1980! The 18k yellow gold band completes the Georgian-era look with carved antique-style embellishments. The diamonds are set into sterling silver in a dreamy flower cloud shape. The center diamond weighs about 1.50 carat and is surrounded by eight stones that add an additional 1.60 carats in total carat weight. The top of the ring measures 7/8 by 3/4 inch across. This Italian-made ring is currently a size 7 and may be resized up or down upon request.