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This splendid platinum Art Deco ring radiates straight to your heart; from a 1.55 ct old European cut diamond centre over an octagonal shaped framed set with emeralds and diamonds. As 20 Brazilian emeralds emphasize the impeccable white colour of the grand dazzling diamond, this ring symbolizes the uncharted possibilities for the first unwritten blank pages of a new unspoiled path in love. The outer set of 28 single cut diamonds surrounding the stunning centre bedecks even the ring's shank so it can sweep softly around your finger.
Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary 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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Period: ca. 1920
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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)
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Diamond(s): One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of 1.55ct. (colour and clarity: E/F, si).
28 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 0.42ct.(colour and clarity: G/J, vs/si).
Total diamond count: 29 pcs.
Total diamond weight: approx. 1.92 crt.
- 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: 20 Brazilian emeralds
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and emerald for May.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: top of ring 1,41 cm (0,56 inch) x 1,41 cm (0,56 inch) x 0,60 cm (0,24 inch)
Weight: 5,60 gram (3,60 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 51 & 16¼ , Size US 5½ , Size UK: K½
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 17203-0008
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