1920s Toi et Moi Two Stone Filigree Ring

$1,500.00
About Details History
A 1920s take on the toi et moi style, this ring is made in 18k white gold with two approximately .20ct old mine cut diamonds sitting side by side. The shoulders are adorned with hand-wrought openwork and the gallery features crisp geometric filigree.

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, 2 approximately .20ct old mine cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.5mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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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 1920s take on the toi et moi style, this ring is made in 18k white gold with two approximately .20ct old mine cut diamonds sitting side by side. The shoulders are adorned with hand-wrought openwork and the gallery features crisp geometric filigree.

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, 2 approximately .20ct old mine cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.5mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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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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