18ct White Gold Diamond Solitaire
Who doesn’t love a solitaire? They are a classic design, fit perfectly with a wedding band, and, thanks to DeBeers, are what many people imagine when talking about an engagement ring. Many modern diamond solitaires are beautiful, but unfortunately lack any thought behind the design process. The jewellers of the 19th and early 20th century took the entire design into account, so we could appreciate the skill and craftmanship involved.
Here we have an old-mine cut diamond weighing 0.89cts. The setting is made interesting with leaf-shaped shoulders and double claws securing the diamond.
Note the tantalising cut of the old diamond.