Deco Quadrants Diamond Ring

$1,100.00
About Details History
This 18k white gold high Deco engagement ring  dates to the mid 1930s. The ring is made in the cluster style, with stepped rectangles of gold set with diamonds emanating from the center and descending down the shoulders. The square face is divided into quadrants and punctuated with a .10ct transitional cut diamond. The engraved dedication on the inside of the band is partially worn away and reads "AW to JG 19_ _".

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, .10ct transitional cut center diamond, 10 .01ct side diamonds
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5.75, can be sized for an additional fee of $90
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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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 18k white gold high Deco engagement ring  dates to the mid 1930s. The ring is made in the cluster style, with stepped rectangles of gold set with diamonds emanating from the center and descending down the shoulders. The square face is divided into quadrants and punctuated with a .10ct transitional cut diamond. The engraved dedication on the inside of the band is partially worn away and reads "AW to JG 19_ _".

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  • Materials: 18k white gold, .10ct transitional cut center diamond, 10 .01ct side diamonds
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5.75, can be sized for an additional fee of $90
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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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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