Condition: good condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin:Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Art Deco - Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. The style originated in the 1920s and continued to be employed until after World War II. The term "art deco" first sawwide use after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that was the culmination of high-end style modern in Paris. Led by the best designers in the decorative arts such asfashion, and interior design, Art Deco affected all areas of design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including architecture and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen aselegant, glamorous, functional and modern. - See also: Art Decoor more info on styles
Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period. Art Deco moved away from the soft pastels and organic forms of its style predecessor, Art Nouveau, and embraced influences from many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, and Futurism. Its popularity peaked in Europe during the Roaring Twenties and continued strongly in the United States through the 1930s. Although many design movements havepolitical or philosophical roots or intentions, Art Deco was purely decorative.
Period: ca. 1920 - (events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era)
Material: Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum. - (more info on precious metals)
Diamond(s): Five old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.41ct. (colour and clarity: G/I, si/i). Two rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Total diamond count: 5 pcs. (without rose cut diamond)
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.41 crt.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Precious stones: 14 rubies (lab produced) (also called verneuil ruby). The fact that these stones are lab produced has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural rubies and lab produced rubies were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: No trace. - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: width of top of ring 0,87 cm (0,34 inch)
Weight: 3,10 gram (1,99 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 55 & 17½ , Size US 7¼ , Size UK: O
Resizing: Free resizing, but because of the the way the ring is made, we cannot guarantee to make it on every size; so please ask in advance (only for extreme resizing we have to charge). - (more info on ring sizes)