In the late 17th century, a Venetian polisher named Vincent Peruzzi developed what is now known as the "Peruzzi Cut" diamond. This beautiful fancy cut pre-dates the modern Brilliant Cut, and was adapted from an older style known as the "Mazarin Cut." Originally, the Mazarin Cut featured 17 facets on the crown, which Peruzzi increased to a total of 33. This new addition of facets and their specific arrangement brought greater liveliness and brilliance to the diamond. It also paved the way for subsequent cuts, such as the more commonly known Cushion, Old Mine Cut, and Old European Cut varieties. Although the Peruzzi Cut is relatively rare in the modern day, its timeless beauty continues to enchant diamond lovers and collectors alike!
A gorgeous Peruzzi Cut diamond engagement ring from the late Edwardian(ca1910) era! This platinum ring holds a sparkling 1.10ct old Peruzzi Cut diamond at the center. The diamond is prong set in a crown-shaped center box, and has F color and SI1 clarity. Delicate rose cut accent diamonds line the cathedral-style shoulders, surrounded by fine milgrain edges. Collectively, the accent stones weigh 0.05ctw. Completing the design is a slim knife edge band with a smoothly polished finish. The ring was appraised by an independent and accredited GIA-certified Graduate Gemologist in November 2023, and has a stated retail replacement value of $10,000.00. When worn, the Peruzzi Cut diamond is positively radiant, delivering a spectacular sparkle. This gorgeous ring with a lot of history would make quite a unique vintage engagement piece!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 4.25, but could easily be resized if desired. The center stone rests approximately 1/5" above the finger when worn. The band measures 1mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum setting or to any of the diamonds, all of which are intact and securely set.