Antique 1.22 ct diamond in a modern white gold ring, circa 1850/2020

Our love of antique objects means that we, as antique jewellery dealers, also buy unmounted historical gemstones from time to time. Because every diamond in the so-called old cut is an unmistakable unique specimen with its very own character: Every single one of its facets is created by hand, its proportions often follow the shape of the rough crystal from which it was cut. Thus, beautiful old-cut diamonds are always individual gemstones with a very special charm and their very own charisma. A large diamond of 1.22 ct is at the center of this ring. The unique gemstone is shaped in a cushion-shaped old cut, more precisely in the so-called "old mine cut", which is often found in jewellery of the 19th century. It exhibits a warm, brown color, also known as champagne or cognac. A single dark inclusion in the otherwise very clear stone leads to the rating as pique. However, since this inclusion is located directly above the round and thus darker calette of old-cut diamonds, it is hardly noticeable to the naked eye. In order to emphasize the beautiful, natural color of the diamond, we had it set in a white gold setting that was created in a Chicago manufacture. The setting has delicate openings and is in the style of American Art Deco. An additional ring of brilliant-cut diamonds accentuates the warm hue of the center stone. The combination of a new, unworn ring and a historic diamond turns the ring into a high-quality engagement ring - the ideal choice for anyone whose jewellery should be a blank slate and yet who does not want to forego the beauty and individuality of antique pieces.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.