Late Deco Opal and Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Ring

$2,400.00
About Details History
This opal and diamond cluster ring is modeled in 18k white gold and dates to the 1930s. The bright center stone is set in an 18k yellow gold bezel (chosen by the clever jeweler who made this ring to highlight the opal's famous play of color) and surmounts a halo of 14 rose cut diamonds set in white gold. A wheat pattern, symbolizing abundance and fertility, runs down both sides of the band.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, 14 rose cut diamonds measuring .33ctw, opal. 
  • Age: c. 1935.
  • Condition: Excellent.
  • Measurements: currently this ring is a US size 8, but it can be resized for an additional fee of $90.  Opal measures 7.3mm x 9mm. Head measures 13mm x 16mm. 
  • Location: To see this ring in person, 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
This opal and diamond cluster ring is modeled in 18k white gold and dates to the 1930s. The bright center stone is set in an 18k yellow gold bezel (chosen by the clever jeweler who made this ring to highlight the opal's famous play of color) and surmounts a halo of 14 rose cut diamonds set in white gold. A wheat pattern, symbolizing abundance and fertility, runs down both sides of the band.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, 14 rose cut diamonds measuring .33ctw, opal. 
  • Age: c. 1935.
  • Condition: Excellent.
  • Measurements: currently this ring is a US size 8, but it can be resized for an additional fee of $90.  Opal measures 7.3mm x 9mm. Head measures 13mm x 16mm. 
  • Location: To see this ring in person, 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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