Edwardian, diamond cluster ring

Edwardian, diamond cluster ring
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Description

Edwardian old cut diamond cluster ring, circa 1910. Centrally set with a circular-cut diamond in a typical claw setting with a surround of old-cut diamonds with further diamonds adorning the shoulders. The smaller diamonds are set in a half rubover setting and the gallery, if you turn the ring over, is intricately carved in platinum.

The first mention of platinum in European historic writings was by Italian scholar Julius Caesar Scaliger in 1557 but only recognised as an independent metal in 1735. Platinum is incredibly durable, which makes it an ideal material for jewellery making, but it was only at the end of the 19th century that tools were developed to melt and utilize it.

The ring sits low on the finger and is a perfect antique engagement ring.