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Art Deco 2.29ct Emerald Solitaire Ring

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Art Deco 2.29ct Emerald Solitaire Ring

$2,300.00


Description

DATE: Art Deco, c.1920

A stunning Art Deco emerald solitaire ring dating from the 1920s. The principal 2.29ct stone displays vibrant colour, set between four flattened claws designed to sit flush with the corner facets. Crafted in platinum throughout, with baguette diamond shoulder accents, very munch in keeping with the styling of the period.

Art Deco is a style of visual arts that emerged in France just before WW1, and takes its name from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. Combining modernist styles with skilled craftsmanship, the movement was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism, the typically bright colours of the Ballet Russes, and often incorporated new and exotic materials. The Bauhaus philosophy of "no barriers between artists and craftsmen" led to some beautiful and stylistically simplified forms. The 1920s and ‘30s saw designers such as Cartier and René Lalique attempted to reduce the prevalence of diamonds in jewellery, in favour of more colourful gemstones, such as emerald, sapphire, coral and ruby – as well lapis lazuli and jade. Millegrain was often used to accent gem settings, and geometric designs and motifs were widely incorporated into forward-looking, futuristic styles.

STONES 

2.29ct Natural Emerald

Baguette Cut Diamonds

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 9.0 x 7.5mm

Rise off finger: 6.6mm

Width of band: 1.9mm

WEIGHT 

4.6g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as platinum

CONDITION 

Very good, with fine antique patina giving the platinum a slight brushed/matte appearance

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