Midcentury 1.69ctw Diamond Trilogy Ring

$7,500.00
About Details History
Trilogy rings employ three gemstones to represent the past, present and future of a relationship. This lovely version of the style features an 18k yellow gold and platinum midcentury mounting set with a trio of old mine cut diamonds (1.69ctw) cut sometime in the mid to late 19th century. This ring comes with an EGL diamond report for all stones.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold and platinum, 1.69ctw old mine cut diamonds (.48ct, .73ct, .48ct)  H-I/SI2-SI3
  • Age: c. 1950 mounting, c. 1880 diamonds
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 6.5, can be resized; 1.3mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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RETRO (1935 - 1945) World War II marked the shift from Art Deco to retro, as yet another war (and the subsequent materials rations) dictated what was available on the jewelry market. Platinum was reserved for military use, so jewelers began relying heavily on gold and experimenting with colored alloys and different finishes. Retro jewelry designs are marked by asymmetry, motifs borrowed from industrial design, and exaggerated scale. Thanks to a hugely successful advertising campaign begun in the 1940s and funded by De Beers, the phrase “a diamond is forever” was coined and diamond rings were touted as the ONLY acceptable type of engagement ring. Carefully worded ads instructed men on how to choose a stone, and what to spend (“two months salary!”). The Gemological Institute of America developed the so-called “4Cs” of diamond grading, which was a scientific system for measuring the color, clarity, cut and carat weight of every single diamond. The costume jewelry industry, having only been established a few decades before, began to flourish. Centered in Providence, Rhode Island, and surrounding New England towns, companies like Trifari, Monet, Hobe, and Vendome prospered as consumers gobbled up inexpensive machine-made jewels.
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About Details History
Trilogy rings employ three gemstones to represent the past, present and future of a relationship. This lovely version of the style features an 18k yellow gold and platinum midcentury mounting set with a trio of old mine cut diamonds (1.69ctw) cut sometime in the mid to late 19th century. This ring comes with an EGL diamond report for all stones.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold and platinum, 1.69ctw old mine cut diamonds (.48ct, .73ct, .48ct)  H-I/SI2-SI3
  • Age: c. 1950 mounting, c. 1880 diamonds
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 6.5, can be resized; 1.3mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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RETRO (1935 - 1945) World War II marked the shift from Art Deco to retro, as yet another war (and the subsequent materials rations) dictated what was available on the jewelry market. Platinum was reserved for military use, so jewelers began relying heavily on gold and experimenting with colored alloys and different finishes. Retro jewelry designs are marked by asymmetry, motifs borrowed from industrial design, and exaggerated scale. Thanks to a hugely successful advertising campaign begun in the 1940s and funded by De Beers, the phrase “a diamond is forever” was coined and diamond rings were touted as the ONLY acceptable type of engagement ring. Carefully worded ads instructed men on how to choose a stone, and what to spend (“two months salary!”). The Gemological Institute of America developed the so-called “4Cs” of diamond grading, which was a scientific system for measuring the color, clarity, cut and carat weight of every single diamond. The costume jewelry industry, having only been established a few decades before, began to flourish. Centered in Providence, Rhode Island, and surrounding New England towns, companies like Trifari, Monet, Hobe, and Vendome prospered as consumers gobbled up inexpensive machine-made jewels.
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