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High Low Transitional Cut Diamond Ring in Platinum, circa 1940s

High Low Transitional Cut Diamond Ring in Platinum, circa 1940s

Regular price $16,170.00 USD
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Introducing our exquisite High Low Transitional Cut Diamond Ring in Platinum, a true gem from the 1940s. This vintage beauty showcases the unique allure of transitional cut diamonds, which played a significant role in the evolution of diamond cutting techniques. During the 1930s and 1940s, transitional cut diamonds emerged as a bridge between the old mine and European cuts. Unlike their predecessors, which were designed to dazzle in candlelight, transitional cuts focused on symmetry and uniformity.

This emphasis paved the way for the precision and brilliance found in today's modern round brilliant cuts. The original round diamond cut, known as the old European, was popular in the late 1800s. These diamonds featured small tables, steep crowns, and fat pavilion faceting, resulting in a chunkier appearance with large cutlets. However, as cutters began to experiment with light performance in the 1920s, the transition to the transitional cut began. Transitional cut diamonds, also referred to as early modern early American cuts, exhibit distinct characteristics.

They have a larger table, lower crown, and smaller culet compared to old European cuts, effectively bridging the gap between vintage diamonds and the flashy cuts we see today. With approximately 58 facets, transitional cut diamonds offer a unique arrangement of larger and smaller facets, creating a captivating pattern of light reflection. Our High Low Transitional Cut Diamond Ring features a magnificent 1.54 carat transitional cut diamond. Certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), this diamond boasts a VVS1 clarity and falls within the Q-R range in color. Its vintage charm is enhanced by the platinum setting, adding an elegant touch to this timeless piece. To accentuate the center stone, the ring is gracefully flanked by two baguette-cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.20 carats.

These side diamonds boast a GH color grade and VVS clarity, further enhancing the overall brilliance of the ring. The ring is currently a size 7.55, ensuring a comfortable fit for most individuals. If needed, our expert jewelers can assist with resizing to achieve the perfect fit.

This High Low Transitional Cut Diamond Ring in Platinum is a rare treasure that encapsulates the beauty of a bygone era while still maintaining the brilliance and elegance that modern diamond cuts offer. Own a piece of history and showcase your unique style with this stunning vintage ring.

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