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Art Deco Red White & Blue "Day & Night" Eternity Ring

$2,750.00

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Art Deco Red White & Blue "Day & Night" Eternity Ring

$2,750.00


Description

DATE: Art Deco, c.1920

Gotta love an Art Deco "Day and Night" eternity ring... this one set half sapphire, half ruby, with two diamond 'wings' that can be flipped around either side. It dates from the 1920s, crafted in platinum throughout, with subtle groove details at the end of each diamond half band. The sapphires and rubies are "lab-grown", and display exceptional colour - the former akin to their naturally occurring Kashmir counterparts, the rubies to their Burmese cousins. By the 1920s, the process of growing sapphires and rubies had been more-or-less perfected, meaning almost any shape, size, or colour could be “made to order”. Like the invention of paste gemstones 200 years earlier, lab-grown sapphires could (and did) command higher prices than their naturally formed counterparts. In part because they were still really expensive to make, and in part because, once again, they represented, through technology, man’s ability to replicate one of Nature’s most prized creations. It was all very Modern, so fitted in perfectly with the cultural and societal trends of the early 20th century.

STONES 

Sapphire & Ruby (synthetic, Verneuil method)

Single Cut Diamonds (natural)

MEASUREMENTS 

Width of all three bands: 9.6mm

Width of main central band: 3.0mm

WEIGHT 

6.5g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as platinum

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear/patina commensurate with age

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