1930s 14k 0.31 CT Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring by Kaspar & Esh
1930s 14k 0.31 CT Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring by Kaspar & Esh
1930s 14k 0.31 CT Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring by Kaspar & Esh
1930s 14k 0.31 CT Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring by Kaspar & Esh
1930s 14k 0.31 CT Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring by Kaspar & Esh
1930s 14k 0.31 CT Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring by Kaspar & Esh


1930s 14k 0.31 CT Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring by Kaspar & Esh

Valued at $995.00 Our Price$890.00
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General Information:

  • US Size: 6.00 and sizable by your jeweler post-purchase if so needed
  • Total Carat Weight: 0.31 ct
  • Total Precious Metal Weight: 1.52 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 14k white gold throughout
  • Dimensions: This ring faces up about 6.77 mm north to south (width), and rises about 7.73 mm from the finger. The band tapers to 1.96 mm at the base of the shank.
  • Weight: A very nice 2.35 grams
  • Markings: The interior of the shank bears the maker's mark for  Kaspar & Esh Inc., which was established in 1916 in New York, New York. Following this maker's mark is a "14K" purity stamp and "R", the latter likely a serial or design code.
  • Era: The setting is believed to date to the late 1930s, while the diamond possibly dates a bit later to the 1940s-1950s or after.


  • Center Stone Type: Diamond
  • Center Stone Count: One (1)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: 0.31 ct by formula per the specific gravity of diamond
  • Center Stone Dimensions: Approximately  4.38 x 4.39 mm
  • Center Stone Shape: Round Brilliant Cut
  • Center Stone Color: G-H
  • Center Stone Clarity: SI1-SI2

The Story:

Exquisitely detailed from every angle. this late Art Deco ring boasts a balance of angular geometries and curvilinear forms. It sits proud of the finger just enough to draw attention, yet hugs close enough to maintain practicality, and features a moderately sized brilliant diamond set within a four corner prong basket. The filigree work of the ring is both structural and decorative, and has retained an unusual crispness despite age and loving wear, an attribute of antique jewelry that is especially desirable.

The pierced bodies of both the north and south profiles of the ring center around a solid almond-shaped element that is flanked by a pair of open, elongated diamond shapes, both of which buttress the sweeping ribbon-like forms that drape both sides of the ring's shoulders. The shoulders are also embellished with open diamonds crowned with laurel wreaths, and intricately webbed together with scalloped piercings. The cyma endpoints of the shoulders give way to the band, which is fashioned as a double-looped arch feeding into a set of four lotus blossoms on both sides.

The almond-shaped elements are designed to recall the tender eyes of God, offering assurance and companionship. The elongated, open diamond shapes together symbolize Christ and the Holy Spirit, so that the totality of the three forms may be visually read as the Holy Trinity, and structurally understood as the core of matrimonial strength. The sweeping ribbons that drape the shoulders are emblems of femininity and whimsy, and terminate into cyma swirls. Cymas represent the ebb and flow of life's unknowns, and the fullness of this element gracefully frames the remaining shoulder details: the open diamonds are equilaterally squared and speak to stability of partnership, while the laurel wreath evokes the victory of commitment.

The double-looped arches that comprise the lower shoulders as they transition into the shank offer an architectural addition, and are emblematic of the dually-fortified support of marriage. Finally, lotus blossoms have several meanings: in ancient Egypt, the lotus represented creation and rebirth, as it grows in muddy silt and blooms a silky, bright flower. Along with papyrus reeds, lotus buds also symbolized the unification of two parts, and have thus become celebrated within jewelry as talismans of marriage and have long been enjoyed as wearable blessings. The lotus' association with a kind of purified transformation is congruent to the spiritual covenant of marriage.

In sum, the profundity of this ring reaches beyond mere aesthetic beauty and is rooted in richer symbolisms. Reveling in the glory of sanctified unity, this engagement ring embodies the holiness of marriage. 

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