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1930s "AW" Cigar Band

$1,250.00
About Details History
This fantastic yellow gold 1930s band is known as a "cigar band" - named for its significant width and slightly convex shape. The ring is beautifully engraved with the initials "AW." British hallmarks.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold
  • Age: hallmarks for Birmingham 1934
  • Condition: Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use
  • Size: 6, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 9.5mm width
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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 fantastic yellow gold 1930s band is known as a "cigar band" - named for its significant width and slightly convex shape. The ring is beautifully engraved with the initials "AW." British hallmarks.

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more

  • Materials: 18k yellow gold
  • Age: hallmarks for Birmingham 1934
  • Condition: Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use
  • Size: 6, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 9.5mm width
less
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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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