Art Deco Platinum Stepped Diamond Ring

$3,400.00
About Details History
This striking platinum ring dates to the 1930s. The center stone, a .43 square cut diamond, is flanked by asscher and emerald cut diamonds on either side. The face of the ring is composed in a classic Art Deco ziggurat fashion above a crisp, minimal gallery. 

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  • Materials: platinum, .43ct square cut diamond, 2 x .05ct asscher cut diamonds, 2 x .02ct emerald cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop 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 striking platinum ring dates to the 1930s. The center stone, a .43 square cut diamond, is flanked by asscher and emerald cut diamonds on either side. The face of the ring is composed in a classic Art Deco ziggurat fashion above a crisp, minimal gallery. 

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  • Materials: platinum, .43ct square cut diamond, 2 x .05ct asscher cut diamonds, 2 x .02ct emerald cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6.25, can be resized for an additional fee of $90
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop 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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