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    Posted 6 years ago

    Bluboi
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    Photo warning -- they do not do this ring justice. The diamond is gorgeous and every time I wear it, someone is trying to buy it off my hand....

    A Georgian ring, English-made, circa 1780, with the ribbed gold shank supporting a silver bezel set with a large rose-cut diamond in a foiled, rub-over setting. The stone spreads 3 carats and measures 1/2 an inch by 1/3 of an inch. The shoulders of the ring are set with two table-cut diamonds.

    A reputable gemologist has attributed the rose-cut diamond's origin to the Golconda region in India. During the 18th century most of the world’s diamonds came from India. A group of mines concentrated around the Krishna River in the Kingdom of Golconda, located in the modern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, were a major source of Indian diamonds. A majority of the diamonds mined were subsequently sold in the City of Golconda which became a major trading center.

    Several of the major mines, including Rammalakota and Kollur are mentioned by the 17th century French gem merchant Jean-Baptiste Tavernier as being a source of high quality diamonds. Golconda diamonds have a characteristic subtle, luminous quality and a high degree of transparency. Due to diamond cutting techniques in the 18th century it was almost impossible to achieve a perfectly symmetrical stone and the setting on this ring has been made to follow the contours of the diamond.

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    Comments

    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Nice Rock...and I bet the photos don't do it justice as you say...
    2. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I really love how organic the stone is! Modern cuts often seem so cold.
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Georgian rings are always so beautiful, wearing low on finger, so well designed with scrolls on the shank and engraved underneath:-)
      The rosecut diamond is stunning too!
      I would grasp your hand to admire it closer :-P
    4. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      WOW - a diamond from Golconda - source of the Koh-i-Noor and the Hope.

      Words fail ....
    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Stunning ! wow that is a rock for sure :-)

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