1920s Art Deco Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring, 18k
This 1920s engagement ring is an absolute knockout. Set into an octagonal 18k white gold mounting is a big, beautiful Old European cut diamond. The stone was appraised as +/-.95ct yet it faces up as a 1.25ct. In other words, the proportions of the cut are such that the measurement across the girdle resembles that of a much heavier (larger) stone. The style of the mounting also creates an illusion that the stone is larger if not also octagonal! Truly eye catching, it’s brilliance is nonstop. The eight sides of the ring are beautifully hand carved and pierced with four synthetic blue sapphire baguettes. The shoulders flare out in a visually supportive little sleeve before the 2mm carved shank appears. The head of the ring measures 11mm across while the bezel around the diamond measures 8.5mm. The table of the stone sits 5.5mm above your finger and currently the ring is a size 7-3/4. Sizing up or down is available upon request. I can’t say enough about this diamond. Perhaps it’s the larger spread across the top but you can easily get lost peering into it. And what more could you want in a ring that you’re likely to wear every day!