Edwardian Square Diamond Cluster Ring with Lotus Shoulders

$1,250.00
About Details History
This two tone diamond cluster ring dates to the early years of the Art Deco period. The square face of the ring sparkles with a cluster of nine .03ct single cut diamonds. The platinum shoulders are rendered in a stylized lotus shape and feature a decorative ruched node where they join the 18k yellow gold hoop.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum, 9 x .03ct single cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 8.9mm head, 1.4mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please 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 two tone diamond cluster ring dates to the early years of the Art Deco period. The square face of the ring sparkles with a cluster of nine .03ct single cut diamonds. The platinum shoulders are rendered in a stylized lotus shape and feature a decorative ruched node where they join the 18k yellow gold hoop.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum, 9 x .03ct single cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 8.9mm head, 1.4mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please 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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