A touch of history... Chic French estate platinum engagement ring.
Country of origin: France
Period: ca. 1950
Diamonds: One semi-modern brilliant cut diamond with a weight of 2.15 crt. (color K, clarity Si1 - see also the pictures for the IGI-certificate). The cut is semi-modern as the stone is polished around 1950 which means that although to today's standards it is considered to be a modern brilliant cut, its cullet (the point at the bottom) is still polished flat. And at the shoulders of the ring we see two baguette cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approximately 0.10 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 2.25 crt.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
Hallmarks: The French control mark for platinum representing a dog's head that was in use in France from about 1912.
Condition: excellent condition
Weight: 5.30 gram (3.41 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 54 & 17¼ , Size US 6¾ , Size UK: N
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
Extra information: engagement ring - In Western tradition, an engagement ring is a ring, of no generally accepted form, worn by a woman indicating her engagement to be married. Conventionally, the ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective bride while he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.
In recent years such rings have normally been set with a gemstone, usually a diamond, as a solitaire, of varying sizes, cuts, styles, and cost, but in the 19th century some were set with a pearl. In the same century the custom arose in England of separate engagement ring and wedding ring, and in very recent years such rings have sometimes been made en suite as a matching pair of similar style. In recent years, antique gemstone engagement rings are rapidly gaining in popularity.
In some countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, it is worn on the left-hand ring finger, while in other countries, such as Poland and Ukraine, it is customary for the ring to be worn on the right-hand. Similar traditions purportedly date to classical times, dating back from an early usage reportedly referring to the fourth finger of the left hand as containing the vena amoris or "vein of love". In the United States and Canada today it is becoming more common, but still quite rare, that a woman will also buy her partner an engagement ring (also called a pre-engagement ring, promise ring, or 'mangagement' ring) at the time of the engagement.