1920s Orbit Diamond Solitaire

$900.00
About Details History
This unusual, modern-looking engagement ring dates to the 1920s. The head of the ring with it's central .18ct old mine cut diamond and metal halo are crafted in platinum, the shoulders and hoop are fashioned in 18k white gold.

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  • Materials: .18ct old mine cut diamond, platinum head, 18k white gold shank
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Very good - B&S makers mark
  • Size: 4.75, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 8.7mm head, 1.7mm 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
This unusual, modern-looking engagement ring dates to the 1920s. The head of the ring with it's central .18ct old mine cut diamond and metal halo are crafted in platinum, the shoulders and hoop are fashioned in 18k white gold.

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  • Materials: .18ct old mine cut diamond, platinum head, 18k white gold shank
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Very good - B&S makers mark
  • Size: 4.75, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 8.7mm head, 1.7mm 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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