This is an absolutely stunning old mine cut diamond ring! I tried to do it justice with my IPhone, but its so much better and sparkling in person! The diamond was cut in the mid to late 1800s, but was reset in the 1930s, according to its original owner.It is a size 7.5. I was told by a jeweler that it officially falls in the L color category (slight yellow undertones), but that it faces up much whiter. For comparison I put it next to my G color diamond. The center stone by itself is. 86ct, and approximately 6mm in diameter. Old mine diamonds were hand cut to optimize their beauty without modern tools or lasers, and because of the range of dimensions, are usually higher/taller then modern cuts, so weight vs'spread' (how wide it is) will be different from stone to stone.
Carat is how much a stone WEIGHS, not the diameter of it. There are many diamonds that are better quality, cut etc. That being said, this an affordable option for those that want the charm and history of an old cut diamond, while still getting lots of sparkle and a beautiful face up value. Any inclusions would be visible only if you use a jeweler's loupe or someone has your ring right up to their eyeball while looking for something.
I have included close up pictures for your viewing, but unless you plan on walking around with a magnifying glass attached to your hand, neither you nor anyone else will be seeing those inclusions. There are no black carbon or milky spots either.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask prior to purchasing! I strive for satisfied customers, and will, within reason, do what I can to help you make a decision. 92 Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. The item "Antique 14kt White Gold.92 Mine Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Size 7.5" is in sale since Sunday, February 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Rings". The seller is "melbelle312" and is located in Watseka, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.