Art Deco Linked Shoulder Diamond Solitaire

$1,100.00
About Details History

Fashioned at the height of the Art Deco era, this ring is all straight lines. The square basket holds a .14ct old European cut diamond set flush with the bezel and notched in each of the cardinal directions.   See how the white metal around the stone gives some supporting sparkle?  It's called an "illusion setting" and was a smart jeweler's trick to make the diamond appear bigger than it actually is.  Made in 18k white gold with a small but gorgeous .14ct old European cut diamond. 

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, .14ct old European cut diamond
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 7, can be sized up or down for an additional fee of $90; 1.8mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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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

Fashioned at the height of the Art Deco era, this ring is all straight lines. The square basket holds a .14ct old European cut diamond set flush with the bezel and notched in each of the cardinal directions.   See how the white metal around the stone gives some supporting sparkle?  It's called an "illusion setting" and was a smart jeweler's trick to make the diamond appear bigger than it actually is.  Made in 18k white gold with a small but gorgeous .14ct old European cut diamond. 

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, .14ct old European cut diamond
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 7, can be sized up or down for an additional fee of $90; 1.8mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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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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