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An exquisite example of Baroque artistry, this circa 1680 ring epitomizes the era's grandeur. Crafted in 14k pink gold and silver, it showcases nine white paste stones, artfully imitating diamonds in a traditional rose cut set on foil—a technique that enhances their brilliance. The ring's design reflects the Baroque ethos of dynamic curves, exuberant forms, and rich, symmetrical ornamentation, rooted in classical Renaissance style yet distinctly evolved. Its provenance remains a mystery, adding an aura of intrigue to its already captivating presence.
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Baroque - Baroque is an artistic style prevalent from the late 16th century to the early 18th century in Europe. It is most often defined as "the dominant style of art in Europe between the Mannerist and Rococo eras, a style characterized by dynamic movement, overt emotion and self-confident rhetoric".
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Baroque is a style in art and decoration that developed shortly before 1600 and remained current in Europe until the emergence of the Rococo style c.1730. It was started in Italy, and spread to Germany, Austria, the Low Countries, and Spain and Portugal, with only a somewhat severely classical version being popular in France under Louis XIV. The style was a development of the Renaissance style and is characterized by lively, curved, and exuberant forms, by vigorous movement, and by rich ornament, based on classical sources, being symmetrical as distinguished from the asymmetry of the following Rococo style.
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14k pink gold and silver , see also: The silver on gold technique (touchstone tested)
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The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Nine white paste stones as diamond imitation, the so-called "faux diamonds"
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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top of ring 1,32 cm (0,52 inch) x 1,47 cm (0,58 inch)
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2,80 gram (1,80 dwt)
Ring size Continental EU: 53 & 17 , Size USA: 6¼ , Size UK: M
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