Charming vintage original Art Deco diamond and emerald engagement ring
From the first glance, it's clear this 18K white gold Art Deco ring from 1920 emanates nobility. A verdant emerald-cut emerald is embraced by 14 old brilliant cut diamonds. The splendour doesn't stop there if you look at the delicate flourishes fit for a
princess beneath the cluster and the engravings on the shank.
Antique jewelry object group:
engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
very good 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.
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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18K white gold
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- In Western tradition, an engagement ring is a ring, of no generally accepted form, worn by a woman indicating her engagement to be married. Conventionally, the ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective bride while he proposes
marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.
In recent years such rings have normally been set with a gemstone, usually a diamond, as a solitaire, of varying sizes, cuts, styles, and cost, but in the 19th century some were set with a pearl. In the same century the custom arose in England of
separate engagement ring and wedding ring, and in very recent years such rings have sometimes been made en suite as a matching pair of similar style. In recent years, antique gemstone engagement rings are rapidly gaining in popularity.
In some countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, it is worn on the left-hand ring finger, while in other countries, such as Poland and Ukraine, it is customary for the ring to be worn on the right-hand. Similar traditions purportedly
date to classical times, dating back from an early usage reportedly referring to the fourth finger of the left hand as containing the vena amoris or "vein of love". In the United States and Canada today it is becoming more common, but still quite rare,
that a woman will also buy her partner an engagement ring (also called a pre-engagement ring, promise ring, or 'mangagement' ring) at the time of the engagement.
14 old brilliant cut
diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.25 crt. (approximate color and clarity: 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. 0.25 crt.
with an estimated weight of 0.45 crt
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is the birthstone (or month stone) for April
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L.R. and 18kt
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top of ring 1,06 cm (0,42 inch) x 0,99 cm (0,39 inch)
2,20 gram (1,41 dwt)
Ring size Continental:
53 & 17 , Size US
6¼ , Size UK:
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 16091-0060
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