In this platinum Art Deco eternity band from 1930, 17 square cut rail set rubies meet 17 square cut rail set emeralds halfway. From their rendezvous, two parts encrusted with 13 single brilliant cut diamonds can hinge from one colour to the other. And so this alliance ring declares an everlasting adoration and allegiance, not once or twice, but three times.
Antique jewelry object group: eternity band (also called: alliance 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: 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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Style specifics: 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.
Period: ca. 1930
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Technique: On both sides of the band there are two half bands set with diamonds attached with a hinge. Like that the ring can be worn in more than six different ways.
Diamonds: 26 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.78 crt. (approximate color and clarity G/H/I si)
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. 0.78 crt.
Precious stones: rubies . We did not check if the rubies are lab produced or not as this information has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural rubies and lab produced rubies were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value. emeralds We did not check if the emeralds are lab produced or not as this information has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural sapphires and lab produced emeralds were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value.
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April, ruby for July and emerald for May.
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Engraving: All sides of all parts of this ring are engraved with an abstract motive.
Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: single band width 0,26 cm (0,10 inch), three bands width 0,77 cm (0,30 inch)
Weight: 5,30 gram (3,41 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 50 & 16 , Size US 5¼ , Size UK: J½
Resizing: This ring cannot be resized because of the way it is made.
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Reference Nº: 16046-0019
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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