The Kennedy Vintage Diamond Ring
'My heart is locked and I have given you the only key.' - Delano Johnson.
- Currently an AU size K
- Can be resized up to a size P, down to an size J
- 18ct yellow gold band and platinum
- Classic three stone style
- Features three old cut, bead set diamonds
Old mine cut diamonds are also a key aesthetic hallmark of the Georgian era. Early diamond cutters (known as bruters) shaped old mine cut diamonds by hand. The invention of the bruting machine in 1874 gave cutters a chance to craft stones with greater precision, but all old mine cut diamonds are unique in their shape and cut.
The illusion setting is credited to a Parisian jeweler, Oscar Massin, who was influential to the Art Nouveau movement in the late 1890s. This style of setting incorporates a ring of fluted metal, usually platinum or rhodium, which surrounds the girdle of the diamond, thereby making the diamond appear larger. This was popularised again, after the end of the war - 1950s era engagement rings featured modestly-sized diamonds being presented in white gold illusion settings in order to make them appear larger.