Jewel of the day: Antique Rose Diamond Ring

Rose cut diamonds came into being in the 16th century, and differ from modern brilliant cuts as they have fewer facets. A rose cut has 24, and a modern brilliant has 58, so the former diffuses light more softly, while the modern cut has more sparkle.

This ring from Antique Ring Shop has a an 18k yellow gold band with the diamonds set in silver, a common technique for antique pieces. The age of this ring is not specified.

It has diamond weight of .40 carat, and sells for €2,485.


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