Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist
Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds by Unknown Artist

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Vintage Fifties platinum engagement ring with diamonds 1950

GemstoneDiamondPlatinum
€ 3.450

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Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)

Condition: excellent 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: Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
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Style specifics: This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. The Art Deco period preceded only 20 years and was still used as source of inspiration, it is (even for the trained eye) sometimes very hard to note the difference betweenArt Deco and Fifties.

Period: ca. 1950
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Material: platinum
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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): One marquise (or navette) cut with an estimated weight of ± 0.45ct.
22 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 0.40ct.

Total diamond count: 23 pcs.

Total diamond weight: approx. 0.85 crt. with an average colour and clarity: F/H, vs/si.

- 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 1,90 cm (0,75 inch) x 0,87 cm (0,34 inch)

Weight: 2,80 gram (1,80 dwt)

Ring size Continental: 48 & 15½ , Size US 4½ , Size UK: I

Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 18332-0067

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