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17th Century Box Bezel Table Cut Diamond Ring


A very, very old table cut diamond in a high carat box-shaped setting - we estimate this element to have been made around 1680. At that time, the Taj Mahal had just been completed. The owner of this diamond had survived both the Great Fire of London (1666) and the last major wave of the Black Plague. Isaac Newton was about to have a revelation about gravity. The stone and setting were originally part of a larger 17th century piece; the reeded shank is modern.


  • Materials

    18k gold bezel (tests), 14k gold shank (tests), 3.2mm x 2.4mm table cut diamond

  • Age

    c. 1680

  • Condition

    Very good - this element was originally part of a larger 17th century piece, the reeded shank is a contemporary addition

  • Size

    7, can be resized; bezel measures 5mm x 4mm with a 5.5mm rise off the finger, 1.5mm shank

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

FROM ROUGH TO BRILLIANT:The Dawn of Diamond Cutting

In the 14th century, it was discovered that the only way to cut a diamond was with another diamond.