The engagement ring to rival all others. Hand-carved golden botanical flourishes and subtle beading pair with sophisticated claw prongs to cradle the most precious of antique Old European cut diamonds.
Typically, Old Mine cuts are more cushion in shape, and Old Euros are more rounded, so this elongated slightly oval sorta cushiony Old Euro is a blessed best of both worlds find. Oh so prismatic, with crisp yet chunky faceting, a charming small table and petite little cut culet, she's such a stunner. A truly special forever piece.
18K yellow gold
antique Old European Cut diamond* (1.72ct) GIA VS2, K
Currently in size 6, complimentary sizing available. Please allow 2 - 3 business days. Resized rings are final sale.
Many items can easily be ordered in additional ring sizes, multiple quantities, a different metal color, or with alternative stones. To inquire please fill out our special order form.
*For more information on antique diamonds, please go to "What to Know".
We offer store credit, exchange, or refund for the purchase price of the item less any shipping expenses within 7 days for items purchased at our Fort Worth studio or online at meganthorne.com. Please contact us to begin the return process.
Items must be unworn and in their original packaging.
Special orders or custom items are final sale and not eligible for return.
Resized items may be eligible for return with a restocking fee, please contact us for details.
Please confirm your ring size with a reputable jeweler in your area or at our Fort Worth atelier. We offer one complimentary ring sizing for all engagement, wedding, and fashion ring purchases. Eternity bands or rings that are not easily sized due to design details/stones should be special ordered in your correct size as sizing disrupts the pattern. See Sizing page for full details.
Shipping & Delivery
IN-STOCK ITEMS - Typically ship within 1-3 business days, please contact us for expedited shipping
SPECIAL-ORDER and CUSTOM ITEMS - Typically ship within 3-4 weeks
SHIPPING- Fedex 2 Day Insured. Adult signature is required. Please contact us for overnight shipping options. For International Shipping, please contact us to make arrangements.
The charm of antique diamonds is in their cut-by-hand, cut-by-candlelight individuality - color variations, irregular faceting, imperfections, and some wear are normal and to be celebrated. Given new life in our hand-crafted settings, these 100+yr old diamonds will continue to burn brightly for generations to come.
Old mine cut diamonds – cut from the early 18th century to the late 19th century, old mine cuts are slightly cushiony or squarish in shape, with a small table, high crown, and our favorite distinctive detail, an open culet which reads as a glitter speck in the center of the diamond.
Old European cut diamonds – a precursor to the modern brilliant cut, old European cut diamonds were popular from the late Victorian era through the Art Deco period of the early 1900s. Old Europeans are round, with a high crown, and less noticeable culet than the old mine cut.
To appeal to modern preferences, antique diamonds may be recut or repolished to make them more “perfect”. Nonsense! We see rough girdles, scratches, and irregularities as marks of history, a little passport stamp of authenticity and worldliness. No two antique diamonds will ever be a perfect match, and for those that value sentimentality and one-of-a-kind personality, we think you will fall in love.