Georgian Diamond Disk Ring

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Georgian Diamond Disk Ring

3,950.00

Metal: 18K Gold & Sterling Silver

Stone: Mine Cut Diamonds (Est. G-I Color, VS2-SI1 Clarity, 1.3 tcw)

Era: 1800-1810

Size: 7

What you Should Know: Diamonds are well matched and very bright. Converted from a brooch. Shank is cast from a victorian ring. 

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

Although the idea of a diamond engagement ring is a relatively new objective, that doesn’t mean diamond adoration is a new concept. In fact, the love of diamonds goes back to at least 3000 BC, and quite possibly longer ago than that! So what’s all the fascination about? The unusual sparkle and spellbinding characteristics of diamonds have always inspired a connection between humankind and celestial or god(dess) like beings.

In ancient Egypt, pharaohs would place a diamond at the center of the ankhs. The ankh represented life, while the diamond was the sun, an unparalleled power. Diamonds were used to show courage and truth. In ancient India, the belief was that diamonds were created when lightning struck a rock. People would place diamonds in the eyes are their most precious Hindu statues and literally worshipped them. There is a legend of Krishna gifting his love, Radha, a magnificent sparkling diamond to reflect her beauty in the moonlight. It was used as a symbol of clarity and invincibility.

Ancient Greeks believed diamonds were the tears of gods and were valued treasures from heaven itself. The Romans thought these brilliant gems had splintered off from shooting stars and wrote that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with love inducing diamonds. Pliny wrote that he believed diamonds contained souls and were living things. In the Middle Ages, kings wore breastplates decorated with diamonds because they trusted they had magical properties of protection.

Even though the specifics behind the mythology of diamonds has evolved through different cultures and time periods, it’s clear to see that they do possess sometime of magnetism. Case in point: this gorgeous Georgian Diamond Disk Ring. A mystifyingly beautiful old mine cut diamond is the center of a whirlpool of smaller diamonds of equal attraction. Crazy pretty, and quite rare, this shape is unusual for its time period. Totally enraptured by this 18th century beauty.

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