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2.84 Carat 'D' 'IF' 'Golconda' Diamond Ring

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ABOUT THIS RING

Simply put - the finest of its kind. A perfect, and perfectly unique and stunning, vintage diamond dating from the early-twentieth century. A 'D' color - 'Internally Flawless' early square emerald-cut Golconda Diamond, weighing 2.84 carats.

According to The Gemological Institute of America - "... the 2.84 carat cut-cornered square mixed cut diamond described in GIA Diamond Grading Report #17178294 has been determined to be a type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond and often have exceptional optical transparency. Type IIa diamonds were first identified as originating from India (particularly from the Golconda region)... Type II diamonds contain little if any nitrogen and they are subdivided into two groups (IIa and IIb) both of which are quite rare (less than 2% of all gem diamonds)."

This astonishingly beautiful rarity originally came to us in its original Edwardian diamond ring (pictured) that unfortunately, after a century or so, wore out beyond salvation. In its place, however, we have an improvement. We commissioned one of our finest jewelers to recreate an early-Art Deco style setting in platinum, making use of a rare double pair of scissor-cut baguettes which perfectly compliment the Golconda. Also, instead of a bezel setting which we discovered, after the fact, somewhat hindered the crystalline brilliance and icy-white color of the stone, the newly made mounting allows the light to shine in and out unobstructed. Thus, we have a truly remarkable and ravishing ring to last for another century. Sublime! In a finger size 6 1/2.

Details

Materials:
Platinum
Current Ring Size:
6 1/2 Most rings can be resized up or down one size unless noted and sometimes more.
Width:
5/16 inch
Gram Weight:
4.4 g
Period:
Edwardian
Center Diamond details
Cut/Shape:
Cut-Cornered Square Mixed Cut Cut *Lang determines cut/shape based on visual appearance and knowledge of antique cuts. The GIA laboratory uses mathematical parameters to determine the cut/shape for their reports which can result in differences between Lang and GIA cut/shapes designations.
Carat Weight:
2.84 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
7.99 x 7.88 x 5.26 mm
Color:
D
Clarity:
IF
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

4 Scissor Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.20 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
3.50 x 1.70 mm
Color:
F-E
Clarity:
VVS
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
3.04

About Edwardian Jewelry

Edwardians took the dark beauty of Victorian jewelry and dyed it platinum blonde. Light and airy filigree, worked with intricate millegrain and detailed designs in that durable metal, was liberally set with the “white” stones—pearls and diamonds chief among them. The Victorians’ sense of whimsy and beloved yellow gold didn’t disappear completely, though, even as the Edwardian era made way for the further-streamlined Art Deco.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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