This lavish 18K red gold Baroque ring from around 1740 impresses with five rose cut diamonds set on foil in bulging domes as the centre and the corners of a square. In between the four cornerstones, symmetrical filigree curls give this jewel its classic Baroque abundance, which is suitable for every lady of any era.
Antique jewelry object group: 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: Baroque - Baroque is an artistic style prevalent from the late 16th century to the early 18th century in Europe. It is most often defined as "the dominant style of art in Europe between the Mannerist and Rococo eras, a style characterized by dynamic movement, overt emotion and self-confident rhetoric".
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Style specifics: Baroque is a style in art and decoration that developed shortly before 1600 and remained current in Europe until the emergence of the Rococo style c.1730. It was started in Italy, and spread to Germany, Austria, the Low Countries, and Spain and Portugal, with only a somewhat severely classical version being popular in France under Louis XIV. The style was a development of the Renaissance style and is characterized by lively, curved, and exuberant forms, by vigorous movement, and by rich ornament, based on classical sources, being symmetrical as distinguished from the asymmetry of the following Rococo style.
Period: ca. 1740
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Material: 18K red gold
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Technique: The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Diamonds: Five rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Note: 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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Engraving: On the inside: 37 (referring to the year 1737?) and the letters RIVH
Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: top of ring 1,44 cm (0,57 inch) x 2,03 cm (0,80 inch)
Weight: 4.40 gram (2.83 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 56 & 17¾ , Size US 7½ , Size UK: O½
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 13290-0110
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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