Transitional Cut 4-Diamond Ring

$1,500.00
About Details History

:blue_heart::gem::large_blue_diamond:Four .15ct transitional cut diamonds line up in platinum settings above an 18k yellow gold crown and hoop. Transitional cut diamonds are evidence of the evolution from the Old European Cut to the Round Brilliant Cut. With help from the newly invented steam-powered lathe, American diamond cutting operations worked to perfect the uniformity and symmetry of faceted stones, but this took a few decades of trial and error. The transitional cut (also sometimes called "Early Modern Cuts" or "Early American Cut") are unique remnants of a short period of gem-cutting history. (Note: three of the diamonds each have a single minor surface scratch visible under magnification.)

 

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold and platinum, 4 approximately .15ct transitional cut diamonds.
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Good. Three of the diamonds have a single minor surface scratch visible under magnification. 
  • Size: currently this ring is a US size 7, but it can be re-sized for an additional fee of $90. Hoop measures 1.9mm. 
  • Location: To see this piece 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

:blue_heart::gem::large_blue_diamond:Four .15ct transitional cut diamonds line up in platinum settings above an 18k yellow gold crown and hoop. Transitional cut diamonds are evidence of the evolution from the Old European Cut to the Round Brilliant Cut. With help from the newly invented steam-powered lathe, American diamond cutting operations worked to perfect the uniformity and symmetry of faceted stones, but this took a few decades of trial and error. The transitional cut (also sometimes called "Early Modern Cuts" or "Early American Cut") are unique remnants of a short period of gem-cutting history. (Note: three of the diamonds each have a single minor surface scratch visible under magnification.)

 

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold and platinum, 4 approximately .15ct transitional cut diamonds.
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Good. Three of the diamonds have a single minor surface scratch visible under magnification. 
  • Size: currently this ring is a US size 7, but it can be re-sized for an additional fee of $90. Hoop measures 1.9mm. 
  • Location: To see this piece 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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