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Art Deco diamond engagement ring with butterfly designs on the side


This diamond engagement ring is so beautiful and exciting from every angle that you look at it, and will no doubt always be cherished, loved and admired every time that it is worn.

Made in 18 carat white gold by the American jewellery company Belais Manufacturing Company in the 1920's, its founder David Belais was one of the first jewellers to create white gold with his patent for it becoming so popular and sought after, that white gold jewellery produced during this time in America, was often called "Belais metal".

The detail in this ring is so exciting with not only the lovely open work, but around the diamond is the most gorgeous and romantic butterfly design that is repeated around the setting. It is small details such as this that make engagement rings from the Art Deco period so much more exciting, and shows why they are as popular today as when they were made.

And in the centre sits a genuine antique mine cut diamond that measures 0.92 carats and is J in colour and Si in clarity. This diamond truly faces up so beautiful, and has such a magnificent sparkle to it. Genuine antique European and mine cut diamonds are getting so sought after today, and combine this with the gorgeous design of the ring itself, and this makes a ring like this one that will certainly not last long in the shop.


Stock# ES9878

Maker: Belais

Circa: 1920



Art Deco diamond engagement ring with butterfly designs on the side

This Art Deco diamond engagement ring is set with a genuine antique mine cut diamond in the centre, and was made by the American jewellery company, Belais in the 1920's.

A brief history on the Belais Manufacturing Co.
Founded David Belais, the Belais Manufacturing Company was among one of the first manufacturers of white gold. During World War One there were heavy restrictions on platinum which was being used for the war effort as it is a strategic metal used in making rifle and engine parts, explosives and the making of armaments.
Because of this, David Belais and his jewellers experimented with various other alloys to make white gold as a substitute for platinum, as until then, there was only yellow or rose gold available to be made. In 1917, David Belais presented his formula, and a patent was applied for on October 5, 1918, and granted a few months later on February 10, 1920. The formula in his patent was an 18 carat white gold alloy composed of gold, zinc, and nickel which was then used extensively by his workshop to produce white gold jewellery.

His 18 carat white gold actually became so popular, that during the 1920s, white gold was sometimes referred to as "Belais metal".


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