The diamond rings par excellence are the engagement rings. The famous solitaire, the timeless American wedding ring: the diamond is the stone of marriage. Even if today things are changing and you can also offer a colored stone to your bride, the diamond remains the symbol of love. Why is that? Because in the 50’s the biggest diamond company in the world, De Beers, invented a slogan that will remain in the annals: “A diamond is forever”. A diamond is forever. A diamond is like a marriage, forever. With these four words, De Beers met with incredible success and in 4 years it increased its diamond sales by 55%.
Today, diamond rings have entered many homes. Not only in the form of an engagement ring, but in every type of ring that can exist. Here is Maison Mohs selection.
Art Deco diamond ring in 18 karat white gold (750) and platinum. Exquisite Art Deco ring centered around a diamond weighing approximately 0.03 carats. The platinum structure holding the diamond is composed of geometric lines, forming a hexagon and crafted in an openwork design. The platinum has been adorned with beading. An antique ring, circa 1925, France.
Eagle head hallmark, dog head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)
Finger size: 64.5 EU or 10.75 US (resizing possible but may result in losing the hallmarks)
Dimensions of the setting: 12 x 10 mm
Estimated diamond weight: 0.03 carats
Condition: Small chips on the stone and signs of wear
French cluster emerald ring. French cluster emerald ring in 18 karat pink gold and platinum. Antique cluster ring with a round-cut emerald set with eight claws. The emerald is surrounded by eight Dutch rose-cut diamonds. Each shoulder of the ring is also set with a diamond. Antique engagement ring, circa 1920, France.
Eagle’s head hallmark (French state hallmark for 18 karat gold) and illegible silversmith hallmark.
Belle epoque diamond flower ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold and silver. Antique ring in the form of a flowering branch set with fifteen rose-cut diamonds, two of which are larger. Antique naturalist ring, circa 1880.
Owl and swan hallmarks (French State hallmarks for 18-karat gold and silver)
Antique provençal diamond ring in 18 karat (750 thousandths) pink gold and silver.Antique regional ring from Provence, set with five rose-cut diamonds on a silver and gold setting.The ring is decorated with fine leaves at shoulder level.Antique ring, mid-19th century, France.
Solid gold diamond gypsy ring, 18 Karat. Pre-owned band ring centered with a brilliant-cut diamond of approximately 0.20 carats. The ring has a plain and rounded design. Vintage band ring, circa 2000.
Owl hallmark (french state hallmark for 18-karat gold)
Finger size: 49 EU or 4.75 US (resizing possible, inquire for a quote)
Band width: 7.3 mm
Diamond Characteristics: Shape-cut: round brilliant
Dimensions: 3.47-3.69×2.36 mm
Estimated weight: 0.20 carats
Estimated color: I
Estimated clarity: VS2
Estimated type: Type Ia
Belle Epoque flower ring in 18 karat (750) rose gold and silver. Delicate ring forming a flowering branch set with thirteen rose-cut diamonds. The rose gold band divides and is set with a rose-cut diamond of approx. 0.10 carat, set by eight claws. Antique ring, Belle Epoque period, circa 1900.
Eagle head hallmark and goldsmith’s hallmark. (Hallmark for French 18k gold)
Finger size: 53 EU or 6.25 US (can be changed)
Estimated total diamond weight: 0.18 carat
Design dimensions: 13 x 16 mm
Inclusions : graphite inclusions inside diamonds visible with the eyes
Condition: scratches from use, oxidation on silver parts
Miniature portrait navette ring in yellow gold 18 karats (750) and silver. Ring with a miniature portrait of a lady in 18th century fashion – protected by a glass. The portrait is surrounded by 36 rose-cut diamonds. The ring’s band is plain and splits into gold strands at the shoulders to hold the ring’s plate. Antique sentimental ring of the late 18th century, early 19th century, Georgian period.
Swan and owl hallmark (French hallmarks, later add)
Finger circumference : 47 EU or 4 US (can be changed)
Total estimated weight of the diamonds : 0,12 carat
Condition : Dust under the glass, scratches from use
Solitaire diamond 0.70 ct ring diamond set in 18-karat white gold (750 thousandths). This vintage solitaire ring is adorned with a brilliant-cut diamond held in place by six prongs, weighing exactly 0.70 carats. The ring is of French origin, dating back to circa 1990.
Eagle’s head (French hallmark for 18-karat gold).
Finger size: 54 EU or 6.75 US (resizable).
A certificate was issued by the French Gemology Laboratory on 27/07/2016, providing the following details about the diamond:
Characteristics of the diamond: Shape-Cut: Round Brilliant
Dimensions: 6.06-6.19×3.15 mm
Weight: 0.70 carat
Comments: Evidence of the diamond’s rough shape
Note: The certificate from the French Gemology Laboratory can be provided upon request and will be given to the buyer.
Condition: scratches on the inside of the ring.
Tank coral diamond ring in 18 karat (750) white gold and platinum. The ring is centred on an orange coral pearl surrounded by two rolls of gold and framed by two lines of eight rose-cut diamonds (sixteen in all). The jewellery features the geometric lines typical of tank jewellery. Tank ring, circa 1940.
Hallmarked owl and mascaron
Finger size: 55 EU or 7.25 US
Ring head dimensions: 12 x 20 mm Pearl diameter: 8 mm
Art Deco style diamond ring in white gold 18 karats. Octagonal ring entirely set with diamonds. The central brilliant cut diamond of about 0.20 carat is set in a pearl setting. The main diamond is surrounded by 20 baguette-cut and fancy diamonds forming a radiating decoration. The whole is surrounded by 24 brilliant-cut diamonds set in an octagon and highlighted by a pearl setting. The geometrical style of this ring resumes the codes of the Art Deco jewellery of the 1930s. Art Deco ring, late 20th century, France.
Eagle head hallmark, illegible goldsmith’s hallmark
Finger size :59 UE or 8.75 US (can be changed)
Bezel size : 17 x 17.5 mm
Estimated weight of the central diamond : 0.20 carat
Total estimated weight of the diamonds : 1.45 carat
Navette diamond ring in 18 karat (750) white gold. The ring is set with a line of five brilliant-cut diamonds, surrounded by twelve brilliant-cut diamonds, set in a leaf motif. The bezel is quite high. Marquise ring from the 1970s.
Antique diamond wedding ring in 18 karat yellow gold (750) and platinum. Antique ring set with eight old-cut diamonds with a platinum setting. The ring consists of two lines whose ends meet in the centre, on which the diamonds are set. Antique ring, first half of the 20th century.
Owl and mascaron hallmark (later add), Illegible numbers inside the ring.