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Vintage Fifties diamond Art Deco engagement ring

Antique jewelry object group
engagement ring (or anniversary ring)

Condition
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.

Style
Although most people would call this style Art Deco it is more considered to be a product of the fifties of the Twentieth Century. Strongly influenced by Art Deco but also by the Retro style. That to most people this is Art Deco is no coincidence as both Retro style and Fifties style are the style successors of Art Deco.
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Style specifics
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.

Period
ca. 1950
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Material
18K white gold (touchstone tested)
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Extra information
Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April, and besides being the most popular gemstone for engagement rings, it is also the anniversary gem for the 10th and 60th years of marriage.

Even though the diamond is the hardest of all gemstones known to man, it is the simplest in composition: it is common carbon. The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen to earth. It was even said by some that they were the tears of the Gods or perhaps crystallized lightning or hardened dew drops. The exact origin of diamonds remained something of a mystery for centuries.

In ancient times only kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength, courage and invincibility. Over the centuries, the diamond acquired its unique status as the ultimate gift of love. It was said that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds which have a magic that nothing else can ever quite equal.

But it wasn't until 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, that the tradition of diamond engagement rings began. Even the reason a woman wears it on the third finger of her left hand dates back to the early Egyptian belief that the vena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the top of the third finger, left hand.

Diamonds
One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of 0.75ct colour and clarity H/J, si/i
16 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of 0.48ct colour and clarity F/H, si/i

Total diamond count
17 pcs.

Total diamond weight
approx. 1.23 crt

All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks
No trace.
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Dimensions
top of ring 1,13 cm (0,44 inch) x 1,13 cm (0,44 inch)
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Weight
5,80 gram (3,73 dwt)

Ring size Continental EU: 61 & 19½ , Size USA: 9½ , Size UK: S½

Resizing
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Adin Reference Nº
21265-0478

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Vintage Fifties diamond Art Deco engagement ring
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