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Art Deco era ruby and diamond necklace


Here is a necklace that truly epitomises the glory of the Art Deco era when this was made.

Hand made in platinum and 18 carat yellow gold, this necklace dates from the 1920's and is absolutely exquisite in its design that will have everyone who sees it admiring it from near or far.

Set with natural rubies and diamonds, in a breathtaking design, looking closer at it, there was so much time and attention to detail that went into the design.

On each corner of the pendant, not only is it set with rose cut diamonds, but they actually gradate in size so elegantly. This outer border is then highlighted with those rubies that not only add a wonderful colour, but really makes it stand out even more. Then there is the gorgeous bow design that showcases just how elegant this piece is without being ostentatious.

With more rose cut diamonds in the centre that again graduate in size, there are larger European cut diamonds that sway delicately and sparkle magnificently.

The diamonds come together to total 1.73 carats, and the rubies 0.10 carats, and together they emphasise the incredible design.

Measuring 32.7mm across, from end to end the platinum necklace measures 41.7cm in length allowing this to sit perfectly on the neckline.

Without a doubt this is an incredible Art Deco necklace that is sure to be treasured and admired each and every time that it is worn.


Stock# EC272

Circa: 1920




Art Deco era ruby and diamond necklace

Art Deco era ruby and diamond necklace hand made in the 1920's. This Art Deco pendant was made in platinum and 18 carat yellow gold.

What is a rose cut diamond?

Like the name implies, the rose cut diamond resembles a rose bud, comprising of a flat base with a number of triangular facets arranged in rows above each other, meeting at a sharp point in the centre.

First manufactured in India at the end of the 15th Century, this cut was perfected at the diamond cutting workshops in Antwerp and Amsterdam, and was very popular during most of the 16th and 17thcenturies.

Because the base of the diamond was flat, stones were often foiled back to improve the brilliance of the stone. This was achieved by applying foils or tints to the base of the stone.

For a number of years, diamond cutters experimented with variations of the rose cut, resulting in some truly amazing cuts, such as the Dutch rose, half-Dutch and the boat- shaped rose.

What is a mine cut diamond? What is a cushion cut diamond?

At the start of the 18th century, a great leap forward emerged with the “invention” of the new 58-facetted diamond. At the time, these were the closest resemblance to today’s brilliant cut diamond. These are referred to as old mine cut diamonds, or “old miners” as well as “cushion cut diamonds” . These were cut often squarish or cushion shaped, with quite a steep angle on the crown and pavilion. This was to maximise weight retention in the diamond. As well as these features, the “old miners” often had quite a large culet or collet, the horizontal base formed by the blunting of a point when the stone is cut as a brilliant.

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