(1) Vintage Retro 18kt White Gold Ladies Filigree Die Struck European Cut Round GH/I1 Diamond Ring.
*Buying Authentic antique old european cut diamond jewelry is Eco Friendly. Popular today for large asymmetrical striking facets that catch the light. These antique diamonds were mounted in limited supply. Authentic Vintage European-cut Engagement Rings are in increasing demand. A jeweler with special skill can refurbish this wonderful vintage ring back to it's original glory!
This ring was given to my mother many years ago (1970's), from a deceased friend's estate. It has been in the strong box for many years. I've worn it a couple of times. The ring shank is very thin, so it has received a lot of previous wear, and would need to be probably repaired (rebuilt). We had this ring appraised by A. & M. Jeweler's. The owner did the best he could on the appraisal. He said that the stone could not be taken out of the setting without possible damage to the setting. His appraisal is with the stone in the ring setting. We trust A. and M. Jeweler's, and are confident in their appraisal.
His appraisal is as follows:
* One 18kt white gold (acid test) ladies filigree die struck diamond engagement ring, set with a European cut round diamond approx. 4.4-4.5mm diameter. The diamond displays GH color, I1 clarity estimated weight approx. 0.38cts. Gross weight 2.2 grams. Estimated value: $1750.00.
* Buyers may request photos to be emailed to them.
* Appraised 09/26/2011 by A & M Jewelers 708 North Rolling Rd Catonsville MD 21228.
Note: Due to the hand-faceting of this cut, current measurement standards may not be ideal.
History of Old European Cut Diamonds:
The old European cut is considered the fore-father of the present round brilliant cut. The old European cut was more common in the late eighteenth century till the early twentieth century. An old European cut diamond is an old style of faceting a diamond in a round shap. It is hand worked in a less than perfect fashion. This style enabled the diamonds 58 facets to show broader reflective bands of light. It is important to note that candlelight and gaslight were the main sources of lighting for gemstones prior to the early 20th century. The old European Cut gave maximum carat weight retention. The old European cut did not require the use of a diamond saw in fabrication, so until that piece of equipment was perfected, this cut along with the old mine cut were the standard in diamond cuts. Although few current day craftsmen use these facet designs, you can still see them in antique estate jewelry. These cuts follow the original shape of the rough, diamond. These diamonds have a rough beauty of their own. This cutting style began to disappear around the turn of the century.
Diamonds as an Investment:
It is an exciting time for investment grade diamonds. Demand for diamonds is at an all-time high as a result of explosive growth in emerging market economies and a rapidly diminishing diamond supply. Diamonds are likely to be one of the top performing tangible assets over the next decade, and the Investment Diamond Exchange (IDX) has the knowledge and experience to equip you with the tools necessary to make the most out of your investment. Now is the Ideal Time to Inves tNow more than ever it is important to choose the right way to invest your capital. Given the current instability of Equity Indexes and treasuries around the world it is imperative to find a new asset class to diversify ones assets. An Investment Grade diamond will not only retain its intrinsic value, but also serves as a hedge against inflation in an environment of a depreciating currency. An investment diamond is similar to an investment in precious metals, hedging against inflation, and maintaining its intrinsic value (something eloquent about diamonds being the next gold.) Just a short while ago Investment Grade diamond ownership became a viable asset class for the general public. The demand for diamonds is growing rapidly as demand for precious stones in India and China has increased by more than 100% in the last few years. Throughout the last 40 years the world diamond reserves have been contracting. In addition, no new mines are scheduled to open for the next decade. Cut: The Cut of a diamond is often looked at as the most important aspect when
receiving/assessing its grading. The Cut, when done properly, allows light to enter the diamond,
reflect from the base, and disperse back through the upper facets. This creates the shimmering brilliance to behold when one gazes into a diamond. Clarity: The Clarity of a diamond is the measurement of its blemishes and inclusions when viewed using 10 x magnifications by a Jewelers Loupe. The Gemological Grading Services International Diamond Grading System assigns diamond Clarity grades from Flawless (FL) down to
Imperfect 3 (I3). Flaws in a diamond ultimately bring down its value. Since diamonds are formed
deep in the Earth’s core it is common for them to have either inclusions (internal) or blemishes (external) flaws. Color: Diamonds are naturally created in all colors of the rainbow. The most sought after diamonds are the ones that appear colorless because these stones emit the most light, and are the most versatile in settings. The Gemological Institute of America color grading scale begins with the ranking of D, a colorless diamond, and continuing down to Z, light yellow. Carat: The most well-known and discussed diamond statistic is its carat. Gemstones are measured by their weight in metric carats. Measuring the carat weight of a diamond is observed to the hundred thousandths of a carat. It is important to understand that a carat is a measurement of weight not purity, and in diamonds, bigger is not always better. Certification: As a diamond consumer it is imperative to consider the 4Cs of diamonds; however as an investor it is important to validate the Certification of a diamond one buys. Gemological Grading Services (GGS) will grade every diamond we sell based on the 4Cs of each diamond. A certificate of authenticity will accompany the grade validating the findings of the GGS. This gives our investors complete transparency to know exactly what they are receiving. Having this certification guarantees the quality of the investment and will make liquidation of the asset effortless.
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Many of the items we sell are from Estate sales, garage sales and second hand stores, so wecannot guarantee them to be from either smoke-free or pet-free environments. Unless otherwisestated, all items that we sell are items we have acquired through commodity sales of one type or another. All of our Vintage items are sold "AS IS". Vintage items are not like new items. Theyoften have imperfections and show some type of wear. Some Vintage items have never been used, or appear to have never been used. We will do our best to accurately describe the condition of items we sell Please ask questions before buying. We will try to help anyone with specific questions on the items we are selling. More photos can be emailed upon request. We document all shipments before sending. We always ship with confirmed receipt. Notice: We choose the appropriate shipping container for our items. Most small iems are sent in an envelope shipping container. This helps us keep shipping cost to a minimum.
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