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Antique Castle Rings

Victorian foil back rosecut diamond pendant

Regular price $695.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $695.00 USD
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Victorian foil back rosecut diamond pendant 14ct

The rose cut originated in the 1500's and was commonly used through the Georgian and Victorian eras. Like other antique diamond cuts, they were cut by hand and meant to shine under candlelight. Their large, wide facets performed exquisitely in low light conditions. A surprising driving force in the increased popularity of diamond evening jewelry derived from technological advances in candle making.

Most gemstone jewelry made prior to 1830 have “closed-back” settings, meaning that the pavilion and sides of a gemstone are entirely encased in a little metal cup. Usually, a small piece of foil is inserted in between the gemstone and the metal backing to help it reflect (candle) light.

The shape of the rough diamond crystal influences the shape the diamond will be cut into. Back in the 17th and 18th century, Diamond cutters wanted to preserve as much of the original diamond carat weight as possible. To be precise, if you have the chance to analyze an antique rose cut, you’ll often notice that the shape of the diamond is anything but round and that it follows the shape of the original rough diamond crystal.

Specifications:

14ct gold
0.5ct Rosecut diamond (5x5mm)
Foiled back
Victorian
Excellent condition
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