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Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Although most people would call this style Art Deco it is more considered to be a product of the fifties of the Twentieth Century. Strongly influenced by Art Deco but also by the Retro style. That to most people this is Art Deco is no coincidence as both Retro style and Fifties style are the style successors of Art Deco. or more info on styles
Period: ca. 1950
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Extra information: Betrothal rings were used during Roman times, but weren't generally revived in the Western world until the 13th century. The first well-documented use of a diamond ring to signify engagement was by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in imperial court of Vienna in 1477, upon his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy.
Before the 20th century, other types of betrothal gifts were common. Before the end of the 19th century, the bride-to-be frequently received a sewing thimble rather than a engagement ring. This practice was particularly common among religious groups that shunned jewelry. Engagement rings didn't become standard in the West until the end of the 19th century, and diamond rings didn't become common until the 1930s. Now, 80% of the women are offered a diamond ring to signify engagement. (from: Wikipedia)
Diamond(s): Three brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 1.25ct. (colour and clarity: H/K, vs/si).
Six single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 0.18ct. (colour and clarity: H/J, vs/si).
Total diamond count: Nine pcs.
Total diamond weight: approx. 1.43 crt.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: length of top of ring 1,62 cm (0,64 inch)
Weight: 4,10 gram (2,64 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 53 & 17 , Size US 6¼ , Size UK: M
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 17196-0119
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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