1940s 1.5ctw Diamond Engagement Ring with Gradient Shoulders

$12,500.00
About Details History
This spectacular late Deco ring is fashioned in platinum and dazzles with 1.5ctw of diamonds. The center stone is a 1ct transitional cut diamond (G/VVS2) flanked by columns of single cut diamonds graduating into gradient shoulders set with diamond baguettes punctuated with an additional two single cuts at each pointed end. This ring comes with a GIA grading certificate for the center stone.

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  • Materials: platinum, 1ct transitional cut diamond (G/VVS2), .50ctw accent diamonds (10 single cuts, 4 baguettes)
  • Age: c. 1945
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90
  • 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 spectacular late Deco ring is fashioned in platinum and dazzles with 1.5ctw of diamonds. The center stone is a 1ct transitional cut diamond (G/VVS2) flanked by columns of single cut diamonds graduating into gradient shoulders set with diamond baguettes punctuated with an additional two single cuts at each pointed end. This ring comes with a GIA grading certificate for the center stone.

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  • Materials: platinum, 1ct transitional cut diamond (G/VVS2), .50ctw accent diamonds (10 single cuts, 4 baguettes)
  • Age: c. 1945
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90
  • 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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