1930s Platinum Diamond and Sapphire Nautical Theme Dinner Ring
This Art Deco ring is so delightful! It has the perfect balance of style, sophistication and whimsy. It was likely made right around 1930 and is hand carved platinum. The center diamond is a bezel set Old European cut and is approximately .60ct. Fanning out from the diamond are four pointed "spokes", each consisting of two calibre cut genuine sapphires. These "spokes" give the ring a playful yet serious Deco quality. To me, the design is reminiscent of a 1930's ship's wheel which evokes fantasies of a cross Atlantic voyage to the Continent! My favorite tiny detail is the way the tip end of the spokes bypass the outer edge of the diamond circle. It's a small detail but so much more interesting than if the sapphires just stopped at the edge. Spanning the gap between the main stone and the 12 single cut diamonds which make up the outer circle is a fantastically delicate web of platinum. Keeping with the nautical theme, isn't it something like a fishing net?! The upper portion of the ring also has a gentle curve that allows it to fit the contour of your finger. Elevating the ring just 3mm above your finger is a shallow gallery which is carved on all four sides with opposing swirls. At each shoulder there are two more single cut diamonds that are fitted into a small marquise shape. This little pointed shape is the finishing touch before the shank begins. The shank, if you look closely, has the appearance of being three very narrow bands that run tightly together the full length of the band. Another small but interesting detail! The measurement north to south across the center is 15mm. East to west on the inside of each shoulder the measurement is 13mm. The shank is 1.2mm wide all the way around and the ring currently measures as an 7-1/4 on the mandrel. It can be sized up or down upon request.