French Deco .40ct Diamond Engagement Ring with Coupled Shoulders

$2,800.00
About Details History

This dynamic platinum and diamond engagement ring dates to Art Deco era France. The bold squared head has chic mitered corners and a dazzling .40ct round brilliant cut diamond at the center. The cleverly designed shoulders, set with a total of 12 single cut diamonds, feature sparing open work and appear to link together with a hoop.

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  • Materials: platinum, .40ct round brilliant cut diamond, 12 x .01ct single cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; head measures 8.3mm from north to south, 1.6mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in 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 dynamic platinum and diamond engagement ring dates to Art Deco era France. The bold squared head has chic mitered corners and a dazzling .40ct round brilliant cut diamond at the center. The cleverly designed shoulders, set with a total of 12 single cut diamonds, feature sparing open work and appear to link together with a hoop.

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  • Materials: platinum, .40ct round brilliant cut diamond, 12 x .01ct single cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1930
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 5.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; head measures 8.3mm from north to south, 1.6mm hoop
  • Location: To see this piece in person, visit our shop in 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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