• rose-cut diamond ring, ca 1760 - history of diamonds

    Diamond – Natural, Faceted, Colorless

    Before the development of modern faceting techniques, rose cuts added more brilliance to gems, like the diamonds in this gold ring. Netherlands or England, circa 1760. Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck, 1955. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Public Domain.

    Article: A Brief History of Diamonds

    Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Natural or man madeNatural
    Jewelry typeRing
    Gem StateFaceted