Stripes and Angles Deco Engagement Ring

$1,400.00
About Details History
With it's lines of parallel openwork and asymmetrical detailing, this early Deco engagement ring possesses a solid aura of timeless cool. Fashioned in 18k white gold, it features a .22ct transitional cut diamond framed by a chic faceted border and lines of milgrain. The striped pattern at the ring's shoulders is interrupted by a diamond studded triangle motif - one pointing up, the other, down. The gallery features subtle curving filigree, a pleasing counterpoint to the bold geometry of the face.

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  • Materials: 18k white gold; .22ct transitional cut center diamond, 2 x .02ct side stones (.26ctw)
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6, can be sized up or down for an additional fee of $90; 6.3mm width at the head, 1.4mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Brooklyn, NY
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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
With it's lines of parallel openwork and asymmetrical detailing, this early Deco engagement ring possesses a solid aura of timeless cool. Fashioned in 18k white gold, it features a .22ct transitional cut diamond framed by a chic faceted border and lines of milgrain. The striped pattern at the ring's shoulders is interrupted by a diamond studded triangle motif - one pointing up, the other, down. The gallery features subtle curving filigree, a pleasing counterpoint to the bold geometry of the face.

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  • Materials: 18k white gold; .22ct transitional cut center diamond, 2 x .02ct side stones (.26ctw)
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6, can be sized up or down for an additional fee of $90; 6.3mm width at the head, 1.4mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in Brooklyn, NY
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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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