Stunning platinum Art Deco engagement ring with top brilliant and sapphires
While centring a certified old European cut diamond of 1.19 carat, this platinum Art Deco ring from 1920 seems to be crafted gradually from the subtly engraved shank to the top into a rounded lozenge. The grand radiant rock almost bursts at the seams of
eight natural sapphires, which are cut into several fancy shapes following the overall lozenge design as a blazing four-armed star. With the finishing 18 single brilliant cut diamonds up to the outer boarders, the refined silhouette of this stunning
jewel has arisen to gleam from your finger.
Antique jewelry object group:
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Country of origin:
Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Art Deco - Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. The style originated in the 1920s and continued to be employed until after World War II. The term "art deco" first saw
wide use after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that was the culmination of high-end style modern in Paris. Led by the best designers in the decorative arts such as
fashion, and interior design, Art Deco affected all areas of design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including architecture and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen as
elegant, glamorous, functional and modern.
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Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period. Art Deco moved away from the soft pastels and organic forms of its style predecessor, Art Nouveau, and embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the
early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, and Futurism. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements have
political or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.
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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
One old European cut
diamond with a weight of 1.19 crt. (clarity and color F, si1 ! - HRD certificate)
16 single brilliant cut
diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.48 crt.
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.
Total diamond weight:
approx. 1.67 crt.
Eight natural sapphires
cut into several fancy shapes to follow the refined design of this ring.
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is the birthstone (or month stone) for April
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Skilfully engraved aside, see pictures
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width of top of ring 1,02 cm (0,40 inch)
3.90 gram (2.51 dwt)
Ring size Continental:
49 & 13¾ , Size US
5 , Size UK:
Free resizing, but because of the the way the ring is made, we cannot guarantee to make it on every size; so please ask in advance (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 16046-0007
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