Details: ±0.14ct. (H SI1) Brilliant Cut Diamond, 14ct Ring.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Size: 17.73 NL / 55.7 FR / 7½ US / O½ UK, sizeable (Within reason. Contact seller for information).
Dimensions: H 0.3 x L 0.3 x W 0.3 cm.
Weight in grams: 1.7.
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