This rose cut diamond is fixed in place using a rub-over setting, a technique that dates back thousands of years. The jeweler literally rubs the metal over the widest part of the stone, hugging it tight. Here, you can see the marks of the maker's hand as he (undoubtedly a he, in 1850) smooshed the gold with slightly irregular pressure. The stone is well protected and there are no prongs to catch on your clothing.
14k gold (tests), 5.5mm x 4.5mm rose cut diamond
Very good - foil behind the diamond is heavily oxidized; surface wear commensurate with age and use
6.5, can be resized; 7.5mm head, 1mm shank
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1837 — 1901
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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.
In the 14th century, it was discovered that the only way to cut a diamond was with another diamond.