Elegant ring with emerald & diamonds in white gold & platinum, around 1930

Since ancient times, the emerald has been associated with hope, youth and new beginnings: Because its strong green color reminded the ancient Romans of spring and the sprouting of plants. There could hardly be a more fitting gemstone to capture the spirit of optimism of the Art Deco period, that fast-moving and innovative time between the wars. That's why we opted for an emerald when this ring came to us without its original center stone. Typical of the period, the jewel is designed as a so-called plaque ring with a vertically aligned ring head that frames the emerald between two brilliant-cut diamonds. A layer of platinum covers the ring head. Abstract, geometric details structure the surface here. They seem deliberately cool, modern and almost technical: After all, the Art Deco period is also considered the peak of the "Machine Age". In jewelry, in art, even in film, this era of mechanization was aesthetically reflected. Just think of Fritz Lang's masterpiece "Metropolis" from 1927, or Walther Ruttmann's "Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Großstadt" from the same year. With its forms, the ring is a picture-book example of elegant Art Deco jewellery. It is beautifully preserved and, with its emerald specially cut in Idar-Oberstein, the centre of the cutting trade in Germany, shines as beautifully as on the first day.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.