Belperron Style Art Deco Emerald Cut Diamond Ring, c 1930 with Appraisal Report
This magnificent 1930s ring is truly stunning in its advanced Art Deco design. The movement was well underway in France and Germany at this time so it’s no surprise the hallmarks indicating 18k are European. My immediate response to this ring was that of importance. It feels incredible, it looks incredible, it looks significant. A little bit of research lead me down a path that had me blown away by the uncanny similarities to works by French designer Suzanne Belperron. If you’re unfamiliar, she is one of the most notable and celebrated jewelry designers of that era. Her designs were so unusual and with such a significant ‘voice’ that she elected to leave her pieces unsigned, believing they’d forever be recognized as hers by design alone. A romantic notion that as a result makes it a little difficult to say with certainty whether or not a piece of jewelry was in fact designed and made by Suzanne Belperron. In this instance, I think the similarities do however speak volumes. Most notably are the use of 18k gold with a velvety satin finish, the use of emerald cut diamonds, the use of geometric shapes with bulbous rounded edges and a wide, thick shank. So, all this being said, and as strong as my suspicions are, I have no confirmed attribution to accompany the ring. I’ve decided therefore to sell it as simply an amazing Art Deco diamond ring with a serious possibility that it could be so much more!
The total diamond weight is approximately 1.32ct. The measurement north to south is 15mm on center and the east to west measurement across the five diamonds is 16mm. The shank at the shoulder measures 7mm wide and tapers ever so slightly to 4mm at the base. Currently a size 6-1/2. Recent appraisal report is included.