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An Art Deco period piece, this circa 1920 engagement ring marries geometric design with historical romance. Crafted from platinum, it showcases 40 old mine brilliant cut diamonds paired with 16 rose cut diamonds and senailles, complemented by a stunning central emerald, possibly of Colombian origin. Reflective of its time, the ring embodies the shift from functional to decorative, indicative of the opulent Roaring Twenties and the grandeur of early 20th-century Europe. A silent witness to stories untold, it's a testament to the era's aesthetic innovation and the enduring symbol of engagement, emerging from a time when such a gift became a tradition.
Antique jewelry object group
engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
very good condition
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Country of origin
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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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.
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platinum (touchstone tested)
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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)
40 old mine brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 2.04ct colour and clarity H/K, si/i
16 rose cut diamonds and senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
Total diamond count
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.
One absolute stunning old mine emerald (Columbian, Muzo?) with an estimated weight of ± 0.40ct
All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
It is a very common practice to treat gemstones to intensify their clarity or colour. The item in question has not been tested in this regard.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and emerald for May.
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top of ring 1,06 cm (0,42 inch) x 2,80 cm (1,10 inch)
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7,60 gram (4,89 dwt)
Ring size Continental EU: 54 & 17¼ , Size USA: 6¾ , Size UK: N
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Adin Reference Nº
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