Estate diamond platinum Art Deco engagement ring 1920
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Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: very good condition
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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.
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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
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Extra information: Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April, and besides being the most popular gemstone for engagement rings, it is also the anniversary gem for the 10th and 60th years of marriage.
Even though the diamond is the hardest of all gemstones known to man, it is the simplest in composition: it is common carbon. The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen to earth. It was even said by some that they were thetears of the Gods or perhaps crystallized lightning or hardened dew drops. The exact origin of diamonds remained something of a mystery for centuries.
In ancient times only kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength, courage and invincibility. Over the centuries, the diamond acquired its unique status as the ultimate gift of love. It was said that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds which have amagic that nothing else can ever quite equal.
But it wasn't until 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, that the tradition of diamond engagement rings began. Even the reason a woman wears it on the third finger of her left hand dates back to the earlyEgyptian belief that the vena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the top of the third finger, left hand.
Diamond(s): Three old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.70ct.
22 old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.70ct.
Total diamond count: 25 pcs.
Total diamond weight: approx. 1.40 crt. with an average colour and clarity: H/K, si/i.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: top of ring 0,76 cm (0,30 inch) x 0,47 cm (0,19 inch)
Weight: 6,30 gram (4,05 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 50 & 16 , Size US 5¼ , Size UK: J½
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 17353-0056
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry