Late 1800s Engagement Ring with Granulation and Patterned Shoulders

Period and details: c. late 1800s Victorian; the granulation is an aesthetic carryover from the Etruscan Revival period, which thrived in the early-mid 1800s. The chased shoulders are evocative of more generalized “ancient” design, as the patterns recall motifs found in ancient Grecian, Egyptian, and native American (Southern, Central, and Northern) cultural production. 

Materials: 14K gold with a faint rose hue; diamond

Dimensions: the diameter of the bezel is approx. 7.00 mm (8.50 mm when including the north and south beads); the piece stands 2.55 mm tall above the finger—this is an ultra-low profile piece and is particularly well suited to daily wear

Size: 6 (free sizing)

Diamond: a GIA-assessed 1.06 carat Round Modified Brilliant diamond with N (“Very Light Brown”) color and SI1 clarity. This is a particularly unique stone. It's almost like a flipped rose cut with partial “brilliant” style (think Old Euro) faceting on the crown. If pressed, we’d call it a “round inverted mixed semi-rose brilliant cut,” which is, admittedly, utter nonsense. It’s a cut that defies categorization and is unlike any diamond we’ve yet seen. 



Item Q3667