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Antique Art Deco Platinum & White Gold Ring with Emerald & Diamonds, 1940s

The moon shines brightly in the cloudless sky above the Fitzgeralds' garden. The gramophone plays the latest hits from Broadway, and elegant young women in long, slender dresses and men in black tuxedos stand together, dancing, laughing, and sipping their cocktails. Just then waiters are bringing perfectly formed small pieces of lobster thermidor as a snack, pouring frosted champagne in the new refrigerators, and the countless stars over the New York environs are just twinkling about, reflecting in the pond, beside the electric lanterns and lanterns of the festive decorations. The hour after midnight is exuberant, carefree, and one revels in abundance. A moment ago at the theater in town, the swift automobiles have brought the festive party to the garden party; everything today is dynamic and driven by the modernity of the hour. Then, at last, the lady of the house makes her appearance. To celebrate, in a white robe, dressed in little but exquisite jewelry: a gorgeous necklace and a radiant ring, a blaze of light and brightness, modern as the times and exquisite in taste like everything around her. The party marvels, looks, and a general murmur finally breaks into applause and the common cry, "Hurrah! Welcome!" The superb ring here, made of high karat white gold, platinum, emerald & diamonds, has certainly witnessed a few such garden parties. It presents itself in a modern, dynamic design whose unusual sweep makes it a showpiece of the late Art Deco design language that Americans call the retro style: Two ovals, set all over with sparkling diamonds, surround a particularly transparent emerald of intense green color in the center of the design. The emerald thus appears to be embedded in diamonds. The ring is given a special dynamic by the two bands of smaller diamonds, which are placed around the two larger old-cut diamonds and seem to vibrate around them. The ring is statement piece of the period circa 1940, high quality and in very good condition. This collectible of the period came to us from Hamburg, Germany. The ring comes with a detailed appraisal from the German Gemstone Appraisal Society.

The 1920s brought a new style to the world of jewellery with Art Deco: geometric abstractions, fine materials and luxurious fittings were sought after and supplied by goldsmiths in Paris, London and Vienna as well as by their colleagues in Berlin and overseas. The longer and wider the style spread, the more developed the forms became. In Paris and the USA, for example, a special form of late Art Deco emerged in the years after 1930, which in the USA is called "retro" jewellery: The forms become stronger, more corporeal, and the jewellery once again more splendid.

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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.