The elegance of the Art Deco era is what has made jewellery from this era so continually sought after, and here is such an elegant hand made sapphire and diamond engagement ring from this era.
Hand made in platinum in the 1920's, the ring is claw set with three European cut diamonds that come together to total 1.33 carats and have all the charm and character of being cut by hand all those years ago.
And with the two blue sapphires standing out so well next to the diamonds and set into the platinum claws which are pure white, these sapphires look amazing and are perfectly matched in colour. With a total weight of 0.81 carats, the ring measures 22.7mm across by 6.6mm and sits so well on the finger.
Worn on its own, or along with a wedding band, this is a gorgeous ring that has stood the test of time with regards to fashion and style and will no doubt always be loved and cherished.
1920's engagement ring set with sapphires and diamonds
1920's engagement ring
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. In this time we 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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