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Art Deco Revival Diamond & Sapphire Bombé Ring

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Art Deco Revival Diamond & Sapphire Bombé Ring

$3,500.00


Description

DATE: Vintage, 1980s

This vintage bombé ring is nothing short of spectacular. The head is domed, and set with alternating French cut sapphires and single cut diamonds radiating out from a central transitional cut - giving the impression of a slightly modified dartboard. The quality is incredible, it was handmade in the 1980s under the Art Deco Revival movement, crafted in platinum throughout with impeccably executed millegrain, an elaborate openworked gallery, and beautiful engraved shoulder detailing.

The Art Deco Revival movement has its roots in the 1960s as part of a backlash against modernist trends of the preceding decades (namely pure utilitarianism, lack of ornamentation, mass production, and by extension mass consumerism). To the generation born during the turmoil of the 1940s, the 20s and 30s were presented as Golden Age, in stark contrast with the functionalist and consumerist principals of post-war modernism. By the 1970s, when the post-war boom was over, and the general optimism and "faith in progress" rapidly diminishing, people began to look back drawing inspiration from previous cultural movements. Design houses such as Archizoom, Maison Jansen, and the Memphis Group incorporated strong Deco elements - geometric ornamentation, stepped profiles, bold use of colour - into their works, and remeniscing period movies such as The Great Gatsby and Bugsy Malone were box office hits. By the 1980s there was a strong appetite for Art Deco revival jewellery, and jewellers were creating pieces that ranged from subtly inspired by 20s/30s designs right through to near exact replicas. This ring sits toward the latter end of that spectrum.

STONES 

Central .35ct Transitional Cut Diamond

Single-Cut Diamonds

French Cut Sapphires

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 1.7 x 1.7cm

Rise off finger: 1.0cm

Width of band: 1.5mm

WEIGHT 

7.1g

MARKS 

PLAT mark

CONDITION 

Excellent

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