This ring is made from solid platinum, a highly valued and desired metal - also known as “white gold”. It is a beautiful metal to make jewellery from, but it is an expensive metal as, by weight, there are only around 5 parts per billion in the Earth's crust. So to get 5 tons of it you need to mine a billion tons of ore!
The central stone is graded as 1 carat, colour F, brilliant cut. The diamond colour gradings start at D and whilst there are minor differences in colour between D, E, and F diamonds, they can be only detected by a gemologist in side by side comparisons, and rarely by the untrained eye. Colour F diamonds are considered, and named, as “colourless” and should only be used in the more expensive platinum rings settings and not used in yellow gold settings.
Around the ring there is a repeating multi leaf design which has been set with diamonds of the same grade with a marquise cut with the diamonds totalling .34 carats. There are two circular bands running around the body of the ring and each has been set with diamonds which are pave cut and total .44 carats.
This ring has had virtually no use or wear at all. Today’s price would be in excess of £5,000.