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Most charming Art Deco engagement ring in 18kt yellow gold set with diamonds and rubies in cluster setting, elegant and geometric lines, crafted circa 1920s, Art Deco period... A touch of history.
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 moderne 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: Art Nouveau - Although Art Nouveau took on distinctly localised tendencies as its geographic spread increase some general characteristics are indicative of the form. A description published in Pan magazine of Hermann Obrist's wall-hanging Cyclamen (1894) described it as "sudden violent curves generated by the crack of a whip", which became well known during the early spread of Art Nouveau.
Subsequently, not only did the work itself become better known as The Whiplash, but the term "whiplash" is frequently applied to the characteristic curves employed by Art Nouveau artists. Such decorative "whiplash" motifs, formed by dynamic, undulating, and flowing lines in a syncopated rhythm, are found throughout the architecture, painting, sculpture, and other forms of Art Nouveau design.(from: Wikipedia)
Period: ca. 1920
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Material: 18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold
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Extra information: engagement ring - 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.
Diamonds: One old european cut diamond with an estimated weight of approx. 0.18 crt. Four old cut single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.08 crt.
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. (approximate color and clarity: G/H, i/si)
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.26 crt. (without the rose cut diamonds)
Precious stones: Eight rubies (lab produced) (also called verneuil ruby).
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: top of ring 1.17 cm (0.46 inch) x 1.17 cm (0.46 inch)
Weight: 2.20 gram (1.41 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 55 & 17½ , Size US 7¼ , Size UK: O
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 12069-0021
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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