Extremely rare French cut diamond ring, claw set on platinum with baguette cut diamonds. One carat centre stone, approx H colour and VS clarity
French cut is one of the oldest styles of faceting that originated as far back as the 14th century, a progression from an earlier style of faceting known as the table cut, the very first diamond cut invented.
Over time, four more facets were added to the crown area of the diamond on top of the existing bevels. This shape was already more exclusive and captivating, but further attraction came from the higher amount of reflected light when someone was to look at the diamond. The following three centuries marked an experimental period in terms of achieving the perfect diamond shaping.
The term French cut came into being for its immense popularity in France that far exceeded any other countries at the time.
Typically French cuts were very small, used as accent stones on a cluster or in the shoulders of a solitaire. This is the largest French cut stone I have ever had. It’s hard to capture the unique look of a French cut in a photograph, they resemble Asscher cuts in some ways with with a stronger contrast pattern. This ring is a joy, rare, beautiful and special 🙂