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Vintage Deco, Modern Love: An Art Deco Engagement Ring

Step into the allure of the Art Deco era with this stunning engagement ring, a treasure from around 1930. Its design epitomizes the period's penchant for abstract motifs and geometric forms, realised in luxurious 18K white gold. Central to its charm is an old brilliant cut diamond, complemented by sixteen single cut diamonds, together weaving a tapestry of light. Adding to its splendour are four sapphires, symbols of wisdom and virtue, making this ring not just a symbol of love, but a piece of art reflecting the glamour and sophistication of a bygone era.

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
18K white gold (touchstone tested)
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Diamonds
One old brilliant cut diamond with an estimated weight of 0.17ct
16 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of 0.48ct

Total diamond count
17 pcs.

Total diamond weight
approx. 0.65 crt with an average colour and clarity F/I, vs/i

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.

Precious stones
Four 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 1,71 cm (0,67 inch)
see picture with a ruler in millimeters and inches

Weight
4,70 gram (3,02 dwt)

Ring size Continental EU: 59 & 18¾ , Size USA: 8¾ , Size UK: R

Resizing
Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Adin Reference Nº
23271-0610

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