We have here an incredible Victorian diamond snowflake brooch that has been converted to a ring. The quality of the workmanship and diamonds are exceptional. The center diamond is just under 1 carat, weighing in at 0.90 cts and surrounded by an additional 1.81 cts. The tips of the snowflake are set with 6 old european cut diamonds weighing at 0.30 cts each. The diamonds are beautifully matched in cut, color and clarity. They are all original to this piece.
The band was made in a way to prevent the ring from spinning when worn. It is an unusual cross band so it is subtle and not noticeable on the finger.
This has been in my personal collection for many years but I have not worn it for many years and feel that someone deserves to enjoy this piece.
Cut: Old European Cut
Weight: 13 = 2.91 cts
Measurements: 6.19 x 6.03 mm / 6 @ 4.3 mm / 6 @ 2.1 mm
Dimensions: 21.5 x 24.2 mm (7.3 mm high off finger)
Finger Size: 7 (difficult to size due to symmetry)
Metal: Platinum top 14k gold back
Weight: 7.9 grams
Condition Rating: 8 (originally a brooch, had brooch findings removed and used recycled gold to make a double wide shank)
Incredible Victorian Diamond Ring / Snowflake Diamond Ring 3.06 ct
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.