Déco Dream

Elegant Art Deco ring with 1.59 ct diamonds in gold & platinum, Germany circa 1925

Art Deco jewelry often does without color and is sustained solely by the brilliance of white diamonds in platinum. Here, too, the precious metal is finely structured, ornamented with precisely sawn lines and meticulous millegrain settings. The skilful surface treatment alone creates an interplay of light and shadow: no wonder, then, that Hollywood films of the time also relied on such white jewels, for they lost none of their impact even on black and white film. The ring presented here is a so-called plaque ring, as it was worn with preference in the Art Deco period. It has the above-mentioned design features and presents itself with a large, rectangular ring face, which is topped with platinum and elegantly structured. Set in the center of this delicate structure is a large old-cut diamond of about 1.23 ct. The diamond is white in color with inconspicuous inclusions ("eye-clean") visible only under a magnifying glass. Surrounding the large center stone are smaller old-cut, octagonal-cut and rose-cut diamonds, which set small highlights in the lace-like design of the platinum top. The ring is very well preserved and richly set with diamonds. We were able to discover it in Berlin. Remains of a fineness mark suggest that it was also made in Germany. A wonderful example of a modern jewelry from the Weimar Republic, the era of Charleston dancing and cabarets! The ring comes with a gemological report on the quality of the diamonds used.

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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.