Deco Square .15ct Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire

$1,100.00
About Details History
This 1920s engagement ring is made in 18k white gold and sparkles with a small (but mighty!) .15ct old European cut diamond. The illusion-style setting employs a high polish square of white gold (to reflect more light than the diamond could alone) and sets it within a square basket with an open frame. The shoulders are detailed with a wheat motif and the gallery features subtle openwork on all sides.   

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, .15ct old European cut diamond
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 7.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 6mm rise off the finger, 7.4mm square, 1.2mm shank
  • 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
This 1920s engagement ring is made in 18k white gold and sparkles with a small (but mighty!) .15ct old European cut diamond. The illusion-style setting employs a high polish square of white gold (to reflect more light than the diamond could alone) and sets it within a square basket with an open frame. The shoulders are detailed with a wheat motif and the gallery features subtle openwork on all sides.   

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, .15ct old European cut diamond
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 7.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 6mm rise off the finger, 7.4mm square, 1.2mm shank
  • 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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