Early Deco Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring

$5,800.00
About Details History
A gorgeous, candy-colored 1.04ct cushion cut ruby is the star of this Deco ring. Surrounding it are 14 single cut diamonds set in platinum. The setting is graphic, linear, and streamlined - Art Deco design fabulousness featuring the most romantic of all the gemstones. (Rubies have been associated with passion and love for at least two thousand years). 

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  • Materials: 18k white gold hoop, platinum head, 1.04ct (approximate) cushion cut ruby, 14 x .02 single cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: excellent
  • Size: currently this ring is a US size 5.75, but it can be re-sized. 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. 
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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About Details History
A gorgeous, candy-colored 1.04ct cushion cut ruby is the star of this Deco ring. Surrounding it are 14 single cut diamonds set in platinum. The setting is graphic, linear, and streamlined - Art Deco design fabulousness featuring the most romantic of all the gemstones. (Rubies have been associated with passion and love for at least two thousand years). 

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  • Materials: 18k white gold hoop, platinum head, 1.04ct (approximate) cushion cut ruby, 14 x .02 single cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: excellent
  • Size: currently this ring is a US size 5.75, but it can be re-sized. 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. 
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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