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1920's diamond engagement ring

The Art Deco period created some incredible designs in jewellery that have remained to popular right up to today, and this Art Deco diamond engagement ring shows just why.

Entirely hand made in platinum in the 1920's, in the centre sits a beautiful European cut diamond that measures 0.72 carats and is elegantly claw set and seemingly held aloft by the split design on each side. And this section are each set with four single cut diamonds with a further single cut diamond at each end leading to the band. These additional diamonds total 0.14 carats and not only add extra sparkle, but highlight the beautiful design of the ring.

Even from the sides there is so much detail in this ring which showcases the beauty of platinum, as well as the highly skilled detail that was put into making this ring all those years ago.

This is truly a fabulous example of a genuine Art Deco diamond engagement ring, and one that will always be loved and cherished.


Stock# U441

Circa: 1920



1920's diamond engagement ring

1920's diamond engagement ring hand made in platinum in the Art Deco period.

When was the Art Deco period?

It is generally accepted that the Art Deco era was from 1920 until 1940. Having said that, there are a few publications that will say that it started at the end of World War One in 1918, and lasted until the 1950's. However as the Art Deco movement is defined by its style, rather than the reign of a monarch, a few years one way or the other shouldn't be the argued.

Where can I buy an antique engagement ring in Australia?

From Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building Sydney. We have been dealing in antique jewellery and watches for over thirty five years, and have become Australia's largest antique dealer.

What is a European cut diamond?

During the mid 19th century, the old European cut came into focus, and was an attempt to change the old mine cut stones into a more perfect round cut. These stones can be considered as the first true round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets from the old miners were kept in their same position, but changed shape to a more round and evenly shaped stone.

The culets became smaller, as it was realised that light could leak out from this point in the stone. The development of the modern brilliant cut occurred in the early part of the 20thcentury with further modifications through the century. Diamond cutters apply the brilliant cut to other shapes, and this very exacting skill continues to enthrall craftsman and enthusiasts alike.

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