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Dazzling Vintage Transitional Diamond Solitaire

Dazzling Vintage Transitional Diamond Solitaire

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Chic, elegant, and crisply rendered, this stunning early mid-20th century ring captivates with a richly hued diamond in warm yellow gold. So named for its unique place in time and style between the old European and its most popular successor, the modern round brilliant, the transitional cut exhibits high symmetry and sees the chunkier facets and culet of the Euro tightening up toward their modern endpoint. A relic unique to about the 1920s-1940s, the stone exemplifies the ongoing attempts by diamond cutters to improve the visual appearance of stones for modern electric light as well as an increased use of diamond cutting machines starting in the early 20th century. So brief was the evolution of cuts and so varied were the results, the cut never received its own defined categorization from the (at the time newly-formed) GIA; the rare cuts now seem to confuse nearly as much as they enchant. This lovely ring offers - in shape and in history - a little bridge between antique charm and modern precision. The diamond's deep warm shade is most prevalent when viewed from the side; facing up it appears considerably whiter than its grade suggests - be sure to check for video of this stunner in motion.

Very good vintage condition with moderate wear in line with age and use.

• 14k yellow gold, stamped and tested
• Size 5 1/2 and can be resized within two sizes
• One transitional (or early brilliant) cut diamond, approximately 1.67ct S SI1
• Face of ring measures 7.8mm wide, 8.7mm across, with a rise of 6.1mm; back of band measures 1.1mm wide and 1.2mm thick
• 2.5g
• Includes third-party appraisal

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