Art Deco "New Old Stock" Silver & Blue Stone Ring
WW2 had a significant influence on jewellery design in the 1940s. The machine age left its mark on designs in the form of gears, cylinders, tank treads, pipes and chains. You can see the echo of this design movement in the structure of this sweet 1940s french ring.
This ring is excellent condition as it is new old stock from the Taillerie de Royat in France. The Taillerie de Royat was a gem cutting and jewellery factory dating from the early 1900s. They were famous for designing jewellery using locally found and cut semi precious stones. The stone is set into minimum 800 grade silver which seems to have a rhodium coating as it does not tarnish and retains a nice gunmetal grey colour.
There are no noticeable scratches or chips to the stone. There are microscopic nibbles along the edges of the stone which is expected given its age and likely from storage over the years. Care must be taken with the ring as the stone is susceptible to scratching and chips. Care should be taken to keep the ring away from harsh chemicals.
The stone measures 10 x 8mm.
The band is 1.5mm wide and 1mm wide.
Hallmarks: The ring has the standard french crab stamp for 800 purity silver.
Materials: Semi PRecious stone and 800 grade silver