Late/Post-Victorian Old European Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring with Ornate Chasing

Period: c. early 1900s; post-Victorian with chased “granulation” and scrollwork throughout the shoulders and gallery, recalling Etruscan Revival design from the early-mid 1800s

Stamps: the stamp reads “L.A.F.”, though the top of the F is worn. The mark seems to be that of the Buffalo, NY shop, Lafayette Jewelry Manufacturing Company, most active in the 1910s and later taken over by La France Jewelry Manufacturing c. 1922. The last known listing by La France was in 1950.

Materials: 10K green gold; diamond

Dimensions: the top measures approx. 6.00 mm in diameter; the ring stands 5.30 mm tall above the finger

Diamond: .92 carat (weighed) late Old European Cut / early Transitional Cut diamond with approx. G-H color and SI1 clarity (diamond assessed in its mounting by a GIA GD—grades are approximate) 



Item Q3855