5.54ct Brilliant Cut Diamond Cluster Ring Set in Platinum
A stunning old cut diamond cluster ring by Hancocks, centred on a bright and lively old European brilliant cut diamond weighing 3.14ct and of J colour and VS1 clarity in a claw setting, surrounded by eight smaller old European cut diamonds in a cluster design with millegrain rubover settings, all to a finely crafted platinum mount with ornate hand engraved floral, foliate and scroll motifs to all surfaces.
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|Gemstones and Other Materials||3.14ct J VS1 old European brilliant cut diamond with GIA certificate (1196540820). 8 x old European brilliant cut diamonds weighing a combined total of 2.40cts|
|Setting||Platinum with maker's mark and London assay marks|
|Weight description||8.3 grams|
|Dimensions||UK finger size L 1/2|
Directors Notes The old European brilliant cut is the forefather of todays modern round brilliant cut diamond. It was developed towards the end of the 19th Century when new machinery was invented, in particular the motor-driven saw, which allowed diamonds to be cut in attractive, symmetrical round shapes without wasting the excess rough crystal that was cut off. This revolutionised the industry and gradually, through a process of trial and error, cutters discovered which proportions produced the finest balance of brilliance and fire within these new round stones. Diamonds were now able to dazzle even in the dimly candle-lit rooms of the turn of the century. Along with their characteristic polished culet facets, finely cut old European brilliants can be distinguished from their modern counterparts by their higher crowns and smaller table facets. These features combine to create a greater amount of spectral colour-flashes from inside the stone than we typically see in modern cut diamonds.