Utter charming vintage engagement ring with diamonds and sapphire
On each side of the shank from this platinum ring from 1950, a fan of five feather with a total of 24 single brilliant cut diamonds reveal a cabochon cut Verneuil sapphire of 3.1 carat. This jewel with a style between Retro and Fifties possesses the
allure of a mysterious seduction in the deep blue night.
Antique jewelry object group:
engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
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Country of origin:
Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Between Retro and Fifties
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(of the twentieth century)
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This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. The Art Deco period preceded only 20 years and was still used as source of inspiration, it is (even for the trained eye) sometimes very hard to note the difference between
Art Deco and Fifties.
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- Especially in Western cultures, an engagement ring is a ring indicating the that the person wearing it is engaged to be married. In the United Kingdom, and North America, engagement rings are traditionally worn only by women, and rings can feature
gemstones. In other cultures men and women usually wear matching rings, which can be plain. In some cultures, engagement rings are also used as wedding rings.
Conventionally, the woman's ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective spouse while he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage. Rings can be bought
by the man, the couple together, or by each partner for the other.
In North America and the United Kingdom, it is worn on the left hand ring finger, while in Poland and Ukraine, it is customary for the ring to be worn on the right hand. In Germany, the ring is worn on the left hand while engaged, but moved to the right
hand when married. 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".
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.
In the 20th century, if he could afford it, the typical Western groom privately selected and purchased an engagement ring, which he then presented to his desired bride when he proposed marriage. More recently, couples frequently select an engagement ring
together. (from Wikipedia
24 single brilliant cut
diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.70 crt. (approximate color and clarity: F/G, vs/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. 0.70 crt.
One high cabochon
sapphire (lab produced)
sapphire) with an estimated weight of 3.1 crt.
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is the birthstone (or month stone) for April
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width top of ring 1,10 cm (0,43 inch)
3,90 gram (2,51 dwt)
Ring size Continental:
50 & 16 , Size US
5¼ , 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: 16110-0015
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