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Elegant Art Deco ring with emerald & diamonds in white gold, Vienna circa 1930

"Emeralds with brilliant-cut diamonds are particularly beautiful, provided that the stones are of a beautiful colour and cut. This combination has an immensely fresh and charming effect," wrote the influential German fashion journal "Bazar" in 1894. This ring proves that even several decades and fashions later, this combination had not lost its appeal. The ring is designed as a so-called plaque ring with a shield-shaped front, in the center of which is a bright green, strikingly transparent emerald. We have had the original stone re-cut so that it now sparkles again as it did on the first day. The green gemstone is set in a frame of fine diamonds in old cuts. A total of 22 diamonds of about 1.73 ct have been processed here. The slightly cushion-shaped cut of the large diamonds shows that they were cut as late as the 19th century and were used here in secondary applications. As fashion changed fundamentally after the First World War, also in the field of jewellery, many jewels of the 19th century were no longer worn. As a result, diamonds were often set and given a new lease of life in modern, newly forged designs. Just how widespread this method was can be seen, for example, in the preface to a Pforzheim jewellery catalogue published by the F. Todt manufactory in the 1931/32 season, which advertises this procedure and promises: "Your old half-forgotten jewellery will once again give you new pleasure every day!" The stamps inside the ring rail prove that the ring was made in Vienna after 1925. In addition to its design and diamond cuts, the still very slightly yellowish white gold alloy also proves the ring's early date of origin.

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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.