Vintage Mid Century 14K White Gold .85CT Mine Cut Diamond Ring Size 5 – For men or women this is a vintage 1950s to 1960s mid century modernist natural diamond estate ring in used condition. It is marked 14K and Guaranteed to be solid 14K gold. The setting is very chunky vintage modern with geometrically opposed mountings in an angular shaped top.
Ring size is 5 and can be resized by any jeweler.
Weight is Heavy at 10.4 grams.
Size of top north to south tall is 1/4″ on one side graduating to 7/16″ tall on the other side. Width across east to west is 9/16″. Depth is 1/16″ on the band graduating to 1/8″ at the top.
The diamonds have good presence and are showy, noticeable. Total carat gemstone weight is minimum .85 carat. The stones range between 4mm and almost 5mm. The largest stone has a sliver shape chip on an inclusion that is found with a loupe. It is an old mine cut that is very, very sparkly so the chip is not eye obvious. Clarity is I3 with H/I color. The other 2 stones are early brilliant cuts that are also very sparkly and showy. They are SI2-3 clarity stones with H/I color. All are fairly clean, bright white, sparkly stones. No yellow, green, brown or gray tints or discoloration.
Condition is original. Never altered. Although it is still quite clean it has not been polished out for brightness. The 14K gold is still very thick and solid; not worn down, still has a nice thick setting and band. Very strong all the way around. There are light surface age scratches that could be polished out. No dents or dings. No tears or repair.
This is a beautiful example of mid century modernist jewelry for your collection. It has a bold, showy look particularly with such good size gemstones and heavy weight.