There is nothing harder or stronger than a diamond– except, perhaps, the man who wears this ring! This powerful statement ring features a very fine 1.03 carat old mine cut diamond set in an octagonal gold bezel. The diamond cleverly contrasts against a steely black cut-corner background that is created by chemically oxidized gold. Three carved stripes along the side use the same dark effect alongside brushed yellow gold that appears matte. The ring is very architectural in its shape with severe angles that, aside from its size, make the it inarguably masculine. The diamond is of very fine quality, boasting a VVS2 clarity grade. It has a golden pigment and ranges between N-O color grades. We believe the ring to date to the 1970s or thereafter, though the diamond was certainly cut in the 19th century. The ring is signed LeMans, which we believe to be a French jeweler, though we could not verify any information about this mysterious maker. The ring spans from 5mm to 14mm at its widest point. It is currently a size 10 1/4 and may be resized up or down upon request.