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When untreated rubies of over 10 carats weight are a rarity, imagine what this 13½ carat untreated ruby must be then! Thirteen carat fifty two, is huge! Set in a special made ring that is covered with brilliant cut diamonds at all the ring's available outer places, makes you look again, and again, and again. Smooth to wear cause low on the hand. When you Google "eye candy", Google should offer you this ring as first choice. If not, then it's a obvious error in Google's algorithm.
Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: good condition
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Country of origin: unknown
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. 1920
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Material: platinum and 18K red gold
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Extra information: 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)
Diamond(s): ± 100 old mine brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 1.50ct. (colour and clarity: G/I, vs/si).
- 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.
Precious stones: One natural untreated (!) ruby with a weight of 13.52ct.
colour etc.: natural inclusions pattern, no indications of treatment have been found (see pictures to see the IGI certificate)
Treatment: untreated !
Birthstones: Ruby is the birthstone (or month stone) for July and diamond for April.
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Hallmarks: "PT 950" and "Hast", "Mast" or "Rast" (the first letter is hard to read) indicating the ring to be platinum and the maker to be the this "*ast".
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Dimensions: top of ring 1,78 cm (0,70 inch) x 1,45 cm (0,57 inch)
Weight: 7,10 gram (4,57 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 52 & 16½ , Size US 6 , Size UK: L
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 17059-0258
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