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Lovely Dainty Art Deco 18K Diamond Ring with Old Mine Cut Diamond by Fine Maker Jabel

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I am always so pleased to offer pieces by the very fine US maker, Jabel. They have been known for their high quality die-struck rings and use of quality stones since 1916....

This lovely ring is from the 1930's into the early 1940's and is finely crafted of solid 18K white gold. There are 13 diamonds, with the central diamond being a nice, fiery old mine cut!

The stone is approximately 3 mm in diameter, and with it's nice old chunky cut I would estimate it's carat weight to be approximately .16 to .18 carats....maybe slightly more, but I try to be conservative when estimating stones, especially when still in their settings. It's very fiery and lively with a small, elevated table and an open culet. It has just a hint of color to it, so I would judge the color to be in the J-K-L range with just a little warmth to it. It's completely eye-clean and also looks very clean under my loupe. I don't see any nicks, chips or scratches - the stone is in really nice condition for it's age. The diamond is set in a pretty 5 mm squared setting that makes it look a bit larger than it is. The four double prongs show some wear, but actually still look fairly good. (the stone is much prettier than I could capture in my photos...please note that any black spots are just reflections of my camera!)

There are 12 very white, bright and clean small old single cut diamonds that are set above, below and to either side of the cetral diamond. These are 1 to 1.2 mm in diameter each, depending where in the face they are set...they are very bright and sparkly! The little bead settings holding these tiny diamonds also show wear, and I think it would be a good idea to have them touched up soon. The total carat weight would probably be somewhere around .30 carats or so....

There is pretty pierced work in the undergallery of the ring that allows light in to make the diamonds look their best. Under magnification I can see where there was once milgrain detailing but most of it has worn away over time. Also, as I was looking at the shoulders under magnification...I found myself wondering if the little pierced areas have been altered a bit over time...they look great to the naked eye, but are not as smoothly finished as is usual with Jabel rings, so I wonder if they were touched up at some time in the past....I do think the setting holding the central diamond has been touched up or redone somewhat as the tone of gold is slightly different seen under magnification. Most people wouldn't notice it with the naked eye and you could always choose to add rhodium if you wanted to make it look exactly the same.

The face of the ring measures approximately 9 x 13 mm and the rise off the finger is approximately 5.2 mm.

The band is slender by design, but has definite thinning at the very back where it was sized. I would add gold to the back of the band to strengthen it for the long term...or this could and would need to be done if you sized the ring up. It may be better to even replace the back of the shank....it could be less expensive and would offer a robust band. I see the remains of beautiful old hand engraving....unfortunately the part with the date has been removed...probably when the ring was sized. What I can see looks like " E.D. to J.L." The ring also still has a clear mark of "18K" and "Jabel." The total weight is 2.15 grams.

Currently the ring is right between a 4.75 and a 5 on my ring mandrel...it could be sized by a good jeweler experienced with older jewelry - and will require gold to be added to the back of the band for sizing. ** Please read my policies page for more information regardign sizing or feel free to convo me to discuss it or to obtain a quote from my trusted jeweler. I'm also happy to help you find a recommended jeweler in your area!

This is a very sweet and charming old ring crafted by a very fine maker...and ready for it's new life as an engagment ring or a special old ring to be enjoyed for any occasion!

Please convo with questions and Thanks for looking!

Lovely Dainty Art Deco 18K Diamond Ring with Old Mine Cut Diamond by Fine Maker Jabel