Art Deco Diamond, Platinum and Gold Ring
The timeless beauty and fearless design of Art Deco jewellery cements it's position as some of the most sought after pieces in the industry. Designers of the time were creating pieces to break free of the past so they could race towards the future.
The Chrysler building is arguably the most famous skyscraper of the Art Deco period. Completed in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world and reflected the world's fascination with machine age.
It's iconic stepped tower glimmered under the sun and inspired goldsmiths the world over. Linear forms, geometric patterns and sharp edges - the rise of the machine was reflected in all elements of Art Deco design/ expression of the machine age.
This ring exemplifies the architectural design of the 1920s and many of the features of the Chrysler building can be seen it its design.
An Old European Cut diamond is set to to the ring's center with a further three diamonds set to each side in a typical step-down shoulder design. The diamonds are all open backed, claw set allowing the light to shine through and maximise it's sparkle. The head and shoulders of the ring are crafted in platinum providing a lovely contrast to the soft yellow gold shank.
The ring has a stunning sparkle and the way in which the platinum box setting has been cut provides an "illusion effect" making the stones appear bigger than what they are.
The ring has a raised gallery and the exceptional craftmanship ensures the ring sits comfortably and flush to your finger - making it the perfect ring for everyday wear and stacking with your other favourites.
It is also recommended the ring be removed when undertaking physical activity which may damage the metal - cleaning, working out or moving heavy items. As with all gold/diamond jewellery it is also recommended the ring be kept away from chemicals such as chlorine, cosmetics etc.
Excellent - Given this ring is nearly 100 years old it is in wonderful condition and does not show much wear at all. The diamonds are without chips and held securely in place. The shank of the ring is strong. There is some very very minor rubbing to the shoulders of the ring but this is to be expected from a piece of this age and is only noticeable when searching with a loupe. The ring has undergone a full inspection by a professional goldsmith in the famous Hatton Garden jewellery quarter in London, England.
Art Deco 1930s
Measurements & Materials:
Size: 56.5 EU/DK
The head of the ring measures 4.9 x 4.8mm.
The shoulders measure 8mm in length.
The approx Total Diamond Carat Weight (TCW) measures 0.24 carat.
The central diamond measures approx. 3.4mm
The side diamonds measure approx 1.2mm each.
The ring sits 3.6mm above the finger.
The shoulders measures 3.8mm at their widest and taper down to 1.7mm in line with the shank.
The shank measures 1.7mm at it's widest near the shoulders and tapers down to 1.4 at the bottom.
The shank measures 0.7mm thick.
The ring is crafted in 18ct yellow gold and platinum.
Hallmarks: The ring is stamped "18ct PT" to the inner band.