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Classic gold band ring with old cut diamond, Prague circa 1875

To precisely date a band ring, whose characteristic feature is actually to be timeless and simple - this is not always easy. The band ring here, which fulfils this ideal so wonderfully, nevertheless holds some hidden clues so that we can date it to the years around 1875. The goldsmith's work is less easy to date - it is rather the centrally set diamond solitaire of about 0.33 ct weight that has some characteristics that make it easily datable. It is hand-cut in the old cut and still shows the slight cushion shape as it was cut in the middle of the 19th century to be replaced by rounder shapes only towards the end of the century. The stamping in the ring band also corresponds to this time. It reveals that the ring was made in the years after 1872 in the city of Prague, which at that time was still part of the Habsburg monarchy. The ring, which can be worn by both men and women, impresses with its fine materials and convincing design language, which combines understatement and simplicity. It is a stylish piece of jewellery that can also be worn every day thanks to its solid construction and insensitive materials.

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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.