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Timeless Love: The Tale of a 1930s Art Deco Engagement Ring

This Art Deco engagement ring, a treasure from around 1930, is more than a piece of jewellery; it's a symbol of unique love stories and timeless elegance. Fashioned in platinum, adorned with nine rose cut diamonds and 16 sapphires, it epitomizes the allure of the era. Its geometric design and sophisticated aesthetics speak not just to the heart but to a desire to stand out. Owning this ring is a statement of individuality and discernment, an homage to a love that is as unique as the piece itself. It whispers tales of past romances, inviting its wearer to add their chapter to its rich history. This ring is not just an ornament; it's a testament to love's enduring beauty and the mystery of stories etched in time.

Antique jewelry object group
engagement ring (or anniversary ring)

Condition
very 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.
See also: Art Deco
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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. 1930
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Material
platinum (touchstone tested)
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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)

Diamonds
Nine rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
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.

Precious stones
16 sapphires . We did not check if the sapphires are lab produced or not as this information has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural sapphires and lab produced sapphires were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and sapphire for September.
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Hallmarks
No trace.
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Dimensions
band width top of ring 1,20 cm (0,47 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
3,50 gram (2,25 dwt)

Ring size Continental EU: 51 & 16¼ , Size USA: 5½ , Size UK: K½

Resizing
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Adin Reference Nº
22130-0147

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