1930s .50ct Old European Diamond Ring with Winged Shoulders

$1,800.00
About Details History
Made in the mid Deco era, this 18k white gold engagement ring sparkles with a .50ct old European cut diamond set in a bold square head. The diamond is framed by half moons of filigree with ornate wing-esque shoulders radiating out from the center. 

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, .50ct old European cut diamond (preliminary grading H/I1)
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 7.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.4mm 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
Made in the mid Deco era, this 18k white gold engagement ring sparkles with a .50ct old European cut diamond set in a bold square head. The diamond is framed by half moons of filigree with ornate wing-esque shoulders radiating out from the center. 

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, .50ct old European cut diamond (preliminary grading H/I1)
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 7.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 1.4mm 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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