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Art Deco Revival Stepped Diamond 5-Stone Ring

$2,500.00

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Art Deco Revival Stepped Diamond 5-Stone Ring

$2,500.00


Description

DATE: Vintage, c.1980

A striking vintage revivalist ring in the Art Deco style. It's set with five brilliant cut diamonds - .85ct total - in square millegrain bezel mounts. The settings are graduated and stepped, following the contour of the finger, and they're met by elegant pinched shoulders. Crafted in platinum throughout, its sleek profile makes it ideal for stacking - made by hand circa 1980.

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 

Five Brilliant Cut Diamonds - .85ct total, G-VS/SI

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 18.5 x 5.2mm

Width of band: 1.8mm

WEIGHT 

3.5g

MARKS 

Stamped PLAT

CONDITION 

Excellent

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