An Etruscan revival, this ancient inspired engagement ring blends hand fabrication techniques of the Etruscans, an ancient people from the western coast of Italy with modern elegance. The jewelers of Zaffiro showcase their master craftsmanship and signature granulated details to frame this rare, one of a kind and GIA graded, 1.09ct Old Mine diamond. A beautiful tribute to this famously squarish shape diamond popularly seen in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Old Mine Diamonds are one-of-a-kind, unmistakably vintage stones that have a sparkle and style of their own. Compared to the more commonly seen brilliant diamond, they are very rare today as diamonds are no longer cut by hand and eye alone. Their unique charm is in their soft, curved edges, uneven facets and asymmetrical shape. What’s not to love?!
If you’re a lover of vintage and ancient inspired jewelry like we are, an Old Mine Cut diamond Etruscan engagement ring might be exactly what you’re looking for! This ring has immense presence on the hand, perfect as an engagement ring or right hand ring, and is currently a size 7.5.
Diamond Details: Old Mine 1.09ct GIA graded; Color: L; Clarity: VVS1
Metal Purity: 18k and 22k Yellow Gold
Ring size: 7.5
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Zaffiro Jewelry is the ultimate in the fine art of Granulation. Handcrafted in Oregon by Jack and Elizabeth Gualtieri, their timeless award winning designs appear in national exhibitions, books and in the collections of fine jewelry lovers everywhere.
“We want people to have not only an aesthetic connection with our work but also some kind of metaphysical or transcendent connection,” Elizabeth adds. “We want our jewelry to be a manifestation of something beautiful inside the person.”
The technique of granulation dates back to the third millennium B.C. and is a decorative process that consists of applying miniature spheres of gold to a surface creating a pattern. For centuries, scholars and metallurgists were baffled in their efforts to discover the secret for achieving granulation without the use of solder. “There are a limited number of artists because it’s so labor intensive,” says Elizabeth. “You have to do it full time to be proficient, or you lose your touch. It takes even longer to become an expert and there’s a steep learning curve.”