Déco Dreams

Desirable diamond ring of the Art Déco in gold & platinum, around 1930

Art Deco jewellery often does without colour and lives solely from the brilliance of white diamonds in platinum. Here, too, the light-colored precious metal is finely structured, ornamented with precise saw work and provided with meticulous mille-handle 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 effect even in black and white. The ring presented here is such a jewel, which relies on the effect of the non-color white. It is a so-called plaque ring with a large, shield-shaped ring head, which serves as a stage for the ornaments typical of the period. Effectively arranged, the nine old-cut diamonds of a total of about 0.85 carats are set between the millegrip and the shadow bezel to create a picture of sparkle and shadow, of light and shade. When worn, almost all that is visible in this ring is the platinum that occupies the ring head of what is actually a gold ring. The ring is in very good condition. According to its design and workmanship, it was probably made in Germany. We discovered it here in Berlin.

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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.