Sunday, September 27, 2009

I Saw a Mine Cut Diamond Last Night

Last night I met a lovely woman that was purposed to with a Georgian style engagement ring from Doyle and Doyle. Doyle and Doyle is a jewelry store in New York that specializes in antique and estate sale jewelry. Her ring was rose gold with a very unique setting called a buttercup and a beautiful mine cut diamond set in the center. The stone had a lot of fire and luster.

Old Mine 1.04ct Bead Set Engraved Side Platinum Ring centering an old mine brilliant (G-H color, VS2 clarity). (SKU: 10368) $7500.00
Rose Cut Diamond Ring centering a buttercup set foil backed rose cut diamond. The ring fashioned in 10k yellow gold. Georgian with contemporary shank. (SKU: 20176) $2500

Rings above are from doyle and doyle

Rings like this are often passed down from generation to generation. A tradition I fully endorse. If your looking for a antique heirloom ring in New York Doyle and Doyle is a great shop. There are many antique jewelry store out there, you just need to do your homework and look for store with a good reputation. Recently I was in New Orleans and found some really lovely pieces at the Silver Smith in the French Quarter for 1000-1600$.

18K white gold and set with seven round diamonds of .33 carat total weight. The center diamond is .25 carat. The center diamond is set in a six prong mounting, above a shimmering band of small diamonds and intricate carving. $1225

18K white gold and set with a .13 carat round diamond. A square box with carved corners holds the center stone.$500
Rings above are from Circa 1930s

One can also find many online stores like Circa 1930s that manufacture replications of antique rings . If you are shopping for an antique and estate ring don't exclude rings without diamonds, and make sure to get legitimate paper work appraising the stone.

Images are from doyle and doyle and Circa 1930s

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