Platinum, Diamond, and Sapphire Art Deco Trilogy Ring
The era we now know as "Art Deco" received its name from the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, which was largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. The style embraced a cleaner line and more geometric shapes than seen in the past. Emphasis was placed on the relationship between art and modern industry. The beloved style began appearing in jewelry as early as 1908 and reigned in popularity until around 1935, between both World Wars.
This dramatic diamond and sapphire ring is from the latter part of the period. It features three transitional round brilliant diamonds in the center of the ring face which are bordered in thirty cobalt blue French Cut sapphires (approximately .60ctw). On the shoulders sit four round brilliant cut diamonds (approximately .06ctw). The horizontal, rounded navette shape is indicative of the 1930s Art Deco style and the use of platinum is also a factor in dating this piece. It conjures up true Old Hollywood appeal when silent films were making way for the "talkies", and coverage of Red Carpet events was all the rage on the newsreels. Imagine the sparkle this little number would produce in the flash of the cameras and the glow of the marquee! A wonderful piece that will make you feel like a starlet when you wear it!
Source: The Lovelie Jewels
Materials ad Features: platinum, diamond, sapphire
Age/Origin: Art Deco, c. 1918
Measurements: 5 grams, Size 7.5
Marks: .94@ CT (etched), maker's mark (stamped)
Condition: Excellent condition.
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