Deco Sapphire and Diamond Graduated Checkerboard Ring

$950.00
About Details History
This c. 1925 ring sparkles with two .03ct diamonds alternating with three sapphires of graduated sizes. The stones are bezel-set in platinum with a milgrain border, the basket and hoop are 18k yellow gold.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum, 2 x .03ct diamonds, 2 x .04ct square sapphires, .19ct French cut sapphire
  • Age: c. 1925
  • Condition: Very good - minor rubbing along crown facets of the center sapphire
  • Size: US 9, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 2.1mm hoop
  • 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 c. 1925 ring sparkles with two .03ct diamonds alternating with three sapphires of graduated sizes. The stones are bezel-set in platinum with a milgrain border, the basket and hoop are 18k yellow gold.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum, 2 x .03ct diamonds, 2 x .04ct square sapphires, .19ct French cut sapphire
  • Age: c. 1925
  • Condition: Very good - minor rubbing along crown facets of the center sapphire
  • Size: US 9, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 2.1mm hoop
  • 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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