Deco Perfection! Circa 1930 Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
This Art Deco era ring might just be the most perfect engagement ring! From circa 1930 it was hand carved out of solid platinum and very successfully exhibits an assortment of quintessential Deco details. (the overall geometry and the stair-step shoulders in particular!) The center diamond is a very white, very clean (G;VVS1) Old Mine cut which sits proudly with four beautifully carved platinum corners. The shoulders, as mentioned, were designed in a stair-step motif using a gradually tapered series of diamond-set triangles. These twelve lively bead-set diamonds sit nice and low creating a wonderful glittery backdrop to the large, brilliant center stone. The shank has beautiful, subtle carved details on the surface as well as the edges which fade out at the base. The measurement north to south across the platform below the diamond is 7.5mm. The decorative corners that house the diamond create an open box which measures 6mm square. The table of the diamond rises 5.2mm above your finger. The stair-steps taper from 7mm to 5mm to 3mm. The shank measures 2mm and tapers to 1mm at the base. Currently the ring measures as a 6-3/4 and is sizable upon request.