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Timeless Elegance: Vintage 4.03ct Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

This vintage engagement ring exudes elegance and timelessness with its oval-cut diamond, a sparkling 4.03-carat gem that captures the essence of love and romance. Nestled within a recent jewelry setting, it stands as a symbol of exclusivity and splendor.

Although the ring is crafted in platinum, circa 1990, the centerpiece diamond, dating back to around 1900 or possibly earlier, lends an air of history and radiance.

This vintage masterpiece showcases, besides the significant center stone, two pear-shaped cut diamonds, bringing the total diamond weight to 4.73 carats. It's a cherished testament to enduring love and exquisite beauty.

Antique jewelry object group
engagement ring (or anniversary ring)

very good condition
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Country of origin unknown

See also: vintage jewelry
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The ring is recently made (circa 1990) but the center stone seems to be of older age - around 1900 - and is most likely modified at a later stage.
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platinum and 18K white gold (touchstone tested)
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Extra information
Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April, and besides being the most popular gemstone for engagement rings, it is also the anniversary gem for the 10th and 60th years of marriage.

Even though the diamond is the hardest of all gemstones known to man, it is the simplest in composition: it is common carbon. The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen to earth. It was even said by some that they were the tears of the Gods or perhaps crystallized lightning or hardened dew drops. The exact origin of diamonds remained something of a mystery for centuries.

In ancient times only kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength, courage and invincibility. Over the centuries, the diamond acquired its unique status as the ultimate gift of love. It was said that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds which have a magic that nothing else can ever quite equal.

But it wasn't until 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, that the tradition of diamond engagement rings began. Even the reason a woman wears it on the third finger of her left hand dates back to the early Egyptian belief that the vena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the top of the third finger, left hand.

One old oval old brilliant cut diamond with an estimated weight of ± 4.03ct colour and clarity H, SI1 (see pictures for recent GIA certificat)
Two pear-shape cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.70ct colour and clarity E/F, vvs/vs

Total diamond count
Three pcs.

Total diamond weight
approx. 4.73 crt

All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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TJ 750 and PT950
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top of ring 0,88 cm (0,35 inch) x 1,28 cm (0,50 inch)
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4,50 gram (2,89 dwt)

Ring size Continental EU: 52 & 16½ , Size USA: 6 , Size UK: L

Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Timeless Elegance: Vintage 4.03ct Oval Diamond Engagement Ring
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