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Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867–1918) antique ring, melding Victorian flair with burgeoning Art Nouveau aesthetics. Set with two old mine brilliant cut diamonds, flanked by sumptuous rubies and centred by a saltwater pearl, this late 19th-century creation captures the grandeur and spirit of the era. This piece, from the historic empire known for its rich cultural tapestry, reflects a time when craftsmanship transcended mere adornment, becoming wearable art.
Antique jewelry object group
very good condition
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Between Victorian and Art Nouveau - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament.
The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era. Art Nouveau (French for New Style) is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied ar - especially the decorative arts - that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905).
The name "Art Nouveau" is French for "new art". It is also known as “Jugendstil”, German for "youth style", named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., which popularised the style. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly stylized, flowing curvilinear forms.
Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life.
See also: late-Victorian, early Art Nouveau ,
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Late Victorian / early Art Nouveau - The subject of this piece, although typical 19th Century, announces the coming of the Art Nouveau style.
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.
Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum. (touchstone tested)
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Two old mine brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.90ct colour and clarity I/J, vs/si
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.
Two natural rubies with an estimated weight of ± 0.50ct
Treatment: most probably not treated (no indications of treatments found)
One salt water pearl (most likely natural)
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, ruby for July and pearl for June.
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band width top of ring 1,50 cm (0,59 inch)
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5,10 gram (3,28 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
Adin, fine antique jewellery