This superlative Art Deco era engagement ring is fashioned in platinum and stuns with a bright .92ct transitional cut diamond (E/VVS) as its focal point. The face of the ring is fashioned in a trilogy shape, but rather than side stones, this ring was designed with round shoulders of similar proportion to its primary diamond. These exquisite shoulders feature an arc of single cuts abutting the center stone which are finished with a pair marquise shapes (evocative of leaves) and a diamond baguette punctuating the center line. The flared knife edge sides gracefully taper into a trim 1.3mm width at the narrowest point of the shank. Spectacular. This ring comes with a GIA certificate for the center stone.
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.