Art Deco Horizontal Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring

$2,000.00
About Details History

Just the kind of ring we love to find: step-cut sapphires, Deco styling, and a MYSTERY. The hallmarks on the exterior of the band look to be French - they're the right size and shape - but they're so worn we can't definitively say. The three sapphires are framed with 20 rose cut diamonds. 

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  • Materials: 18k gold, platinum, faceted step cut sapphires measuring .22ct, .25ct, and .19ct; 20 1mm rose cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: very good. Hallmarks on exterior are worn but look French. 
  • Size: This ring is currently a US size 6.25, but it can be resized for an additional fee of $90. The hoop is 1.3mm and the head measures 7.8mm. 
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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

Just the kind of ring we love to find: step-cut sapphires, Deco styling, and a MYSTERY. The hallmarks on the exterior of the band look to be French - they're the right size and shape - but they're so worn we can't definitively say. The three sapphires are framed with 20 rose cut diamonds. 

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  • Materials: 18k gold, platinum, faceted step cut sapphires measuring .22ct, .25ct, and .19ct; 20 1mm rose cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: very good. Hallmarks on exterior are worn but look French. 
  • Size: This ring is currently a US size 6.25, but it can be resized for an additional fee of $90. The hoop is 1.3mm and the head measures 7.8mm. 
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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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