Vintage diamond engagement ring 1950
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Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: very good condition
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Country of origin:unknown
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Period: ca. 1950
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Material: Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum. (touchstone tested)
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Extra information: Betrothal rings were used during Roman times, but weren't generally revived in the Western world until the 13th century. The first well-documented use of a diamond ring to signify engagement was by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in imperial court of Vienna in 1477, upon his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy.
Before the 20th century, other types of betrothal gifts were common. Before the end of the 19th century, the bride-to-be frequently received a sewing thimble rather than a engagement ring. This practice was particularly common among religious groups that shunned jewelry. Engagement rings didn't become standard in the West until the end of the 19th century, and diamond rings didn't become common until the 1930s. Now, 80% of the women are offered a diamond ring to signify engagement. (from:
Diamond(s): One brilliant cut diamondwith an estimated weight of ± 0.32ct.
Ten brilliant cut diamondswith an estimated weight of ± 0.30ct.
Total diamond count: Eleven pcs.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.62 crt. with an average colour and clarity: F/H, vs/si.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. Also we have all diamonds screened by the IJGC - lab (www.ijgc-worldwide.com)for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural!
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: diameter of top 1,24 cm (0,49 inch) - See picture with a ruler in cm and inches
Weight: 3,50 gram (2,25 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 61 & 19½ , Size US 9½ , Size UK: S½
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Adin Reference Nº: 20016-0053
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