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Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Striped Ziggurat Ring

$1,250.00
About Details History
This dynamic early Deco ring features a geometric face with a column of sapphires flanked by lines of old European cut diamonds. The mounting features a minimal, low gallery, pointed shoulders and a slender half round hoop.

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  • Materials: platinum-topped 18k yellwo gold, 12 old European cut diamonds approximately .18ctw, 3 x .09ct sapphires (possibly synthetic)
  • Age: c. 1925
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 5.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 8.4 x 9.4mm head, 1.2mm hoop
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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 dynamic early Deco ring features a geometric face with a column of sapphires flanked by lines of old European cut diamonds. The mounting features a minimal, low gallery, pointed shoulders and a slender half round hoop.

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  • Materials: platinum-topped 18k yellwo gold, 12 old European cut diamonds approximately .18ctw, 3 x .09ct sapphires (possibly synthetic)
  • Age: c. 1925
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 5.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 8.4 x 9.4mm head, 1.2mm hoop
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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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