Here is a ring that is so elegant and is typical of the beauty of the designs of the Art Deco period when it was made.
Hand made in 18 carat white gold in France in the 1920's, the stunning pierce work in this ring highlights the design even further and combined with the sparkle from the diamonds, there is no doubt that this ring will always be loved and admired from near or far.
In the centre sits a lovely0.24 carat European cut diamond that is highlighted by twenty rose cut diamonds that add an additional 0.10 carats of diamond weight and of course extra sparkle and charm to the ring.
With a lovely soft curve to the ring, it measures 16.9mm across by 11.2mm, and sits so well on the finger where it will always look sensational.
This ring is over 100 years old, yet will still take your breath away each and every time you look at it.
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French Art Deco diamond ring
French Art Deco diamond ring made in the 1920's.
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.
What are rose cut diamonds?
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.
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