1930s Platinum Cocktail Ring, Art Deco Propeller Design
This incredible Art Deco ring is like no other! First and foremost, what I see in the design is an amazing interpretation of an electric fan...which at the time would have been a very modern and exciting home appliance! The ring itself is solid platinum and weighs an impressive 7.9 grams. And when I say "solid" I do mean solid! It was masterfully hand carved out of one dense piece of platinum and as you can see no detail was spared. Every tiny groove, little channel and millegrain border: all carved by hand. The central diamond is an approximately .25ct bezel-set Old European cut diamond. The four bead-set secondary diamonds are also Old European cut and are each approximately .21ct The remainder of the top of the ring is virtually covered with 28 full cut twinkling bead-set diamonds. The high and low points of the design combine with the well-placed negative spaces to create a sensational, three-dimensional perfectly Deco dinner ring. It's beyond beautiful from every angle and is truly a remarkable little treasure. Overall the diamond weight is approximately 1.25ct and the stones are exceptionally well matched in color and clarity (estimated G-H; VS1-VS2). The measurement across the top is 17mm and the rise is a gradual slope up to the table of the main diamond which measures 8mm above your finger. The 1.5mm shank splits gracefully into three narrow bands as it reaches to meet each shoulder. The current size is a 6 and sizing up or down is available upon request. The gallery is carved in a continuous series of open scallops allowing light to penetrate freely beneath the top, helping to illuminating the diamonds from below. In the end, the words and photos used to describe this ring barely do it justice. It's an incredible piece of jewelry, a work of art really. An instant heirloom!