Art Deco Four Diamond Eye Ring

$1,600.00
About Details History
This unusual two-tone Deco ring is modeled in the shape of an eye. The platinum face sparkles with two .09ct transitional cut diamonds bezel-set within cutaway halos. The north-south oriented primary stones are flanked by two .03ct single cut diamonds in flush bead settings. The 18k yellow gold mounting features tapered knife edge shoulders and a half round hoop.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum. 2 x .09ct transitional cut diamonds, 2 x .03ct single cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1925
  • Condition: Very good - some minor wear along the north and south sides
  • Size: US 6.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, New York.
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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 unusual two-tone Deco ring is modeled in the shape of an eye. The platinum face sparkles with two .09ct transitional cut diamonds bezel-set within cutaway halos. The north-south oriented primary stones are flanked by two .03ct single cut diamonds in flush bead settings. The 18k yellow gold mounting features tapered knife edge shoulders and a half round hoop.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum. 2 x .09ct transitional cut diamonds, 2 x .03ct single cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1925
  • Condition: Very good - some minor wear along the north and south sides
  • Size: US 6.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, New York.
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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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