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Art Deco ruby and diamond brooch/pendant

Here is a wonderful Art Deco pendant that can also be worn as a brooch and has they wonderful angular styled designed that is so typical of the jewellery of the 1920's and shows why it has remained so popular throughout the years.

Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum, it is set with two natural rubies that total 0.65 carats with both having such a fine and beautiful red that will make this piece stand out even more.

The at the top there is a 0.22 carat mine cut diamond along with sixteen rose cut diamonds that highlight the gorgeous design of the pendant. The sparkle of these wonderful antique cut diamonds adds to the charm of this piece even more, and combined with the design, there is little doubt that it will always be admired each time that it is worn.

Measuring 29.2mm across by 38.5 to the top of the bail for a chain to pass through, this top bail can be pushed down at the back so when it is worn as a brooch, this is no longer visible. This is such an ingenious design that makes this piece perfect to be worn as either a brooch or a pendant, and therefore making it so much more versatile in how it is worn.

Jewellery from the Art Deco era is as popular as ever, and this Art Deco pendant/brooch certainly shows why.


Stock# EC238

Circa: 1920



Out of stock


Art Deco ruby and diamond brooch/pendant

Art Deco ruby and diamond brooch/pendant hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the 1920's.

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.

old mine cut diamonds

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