Art Deco Platinum & Gold Illusion Ring
Enjoy the Illusion
At first glance this ring looks to be paved with tiny diamonds, where in fact, it is without any diamonds at all. Commonly referred to as an illusion setting, the metal edges are cut and engraved onto the metal to create an illusion of being studded with sparkling stones. This type of ring was popular in the 1930s when the world was struggling with the financial crisis of the great depression. Jewellers had to be creative with the limited resources available.
Contrasting 18ct gold, platinum and millegrain detailing atop an 18carat gold shank.
HOW TO WEAR:
This ring is very delicate so is perfect as an accent ring for special events and important soirées!
In excellent condition however the French gold hallmarks are rubbed making it difficult to identify makers mark. The ring shank is originally thin because of the limited resources at the time which is why it may not be the best for daily, hard wear. Otherwise structure, setting, shoulders in great wearable condition.
Era: Art Deco
Size Q (UK) or 57 (DK)
The band is 1.5mm wide
The setting sits 2,5mm above your finger
The centre shield measures 9mm (height) x 8mm (width) excluding the shoulders.
Hallmarks: French 18ct gold eagle mark, tested for platinum by jeweller. French law required all gold jewellery to have a minimum purity of 18 carat since 1838 which is indicated as an eagle's head.
Materials: 18ct yellow gold, platinum