- US Size: 4.25
- Total Precious Metal Weight: ~2.50 dwt
- Total Stone Weight: 1.80 ctw
- Precious Metal Material: Platinum
- Markings: 10% IRID PLAT
- Weight: 4.0 grams
- Era: This ring was sold to the shop as circa 1910-1915, though research and diamond cut suggest a slightly later date to circa 1920-1925 Art Deco
- Buyer Notes: This ring has been assessed by two separate GIA gemologists before and after procurement; one gemologist assessed the primary diamond as a Circular Brilliant (the GIA's classification for the Transitional Cut, as calculated through mathematical ratios of the stone's proportions) and the other assessed the primary diamond as an Old European Cut. This shop classifies the diamond in as a Transitional Cut, which was developed as an interstitial faceting system between Old European Cuts and the Modern Round Brilliant Cut. This ring is a relatively petite size, but due to its complex and historically original handcrafted mount, it probably should not be resized beyond a 0.25-0.50 size difference if possible, and/or by a jeweler experienced in handling antique jewelry.
- Certification: This shop has had an appraisal performed for this ring so as to have the most appropriate pricing to aptly reflect the ring’s excellent qualities. Please note that the replacement value declared on that appraisal is higher than the shop listing price. This appraisal conveys with the transaction. Please expect up to two weeks handling time in addition to shipping time.
- Center Stone Type: Natural Diamond
- Center Stone Count: One (1)
- Center Stone Carat Weight: 1.32 ct
- Center Stone Dimension: 7.20 x 7.20 x 4.00 mm
- Center Stone Shape: Circular Brilliant/Transitional Cut (a faceting matrix that is a variant of an Old European Cut and precedes the Round Brilliant Cut used today; culet present)
- Center Stone Color Grade: K
- Center Stone Clarity Grade: VS2
- Side Stone Type: Genuine Natural Diamond
- Side Stone Count: Thirty-Eight (38)
- Side Stone Carat Weight: 0.48 ctw; approx. 0.0126 ct each
- Side Stone Dimensions: 1.30-1.50 mm each
- Side Stone Shapes: Antique Single Cut
- Side Stone Color Grade: G-H
- Side Stone Clarity Grade: VS1-VS2
The most magnificent engagement ring we have ever had the privilege of procuring for this shop, this stunning ring is by far and away the most outstanding example of Art Deco jewelry in our inventory. Every component was made by the hand of a master jeweler about 00 years ago or more, at the height of the Jazz age. It features a perfect combination of fanciful, organic forms in tandem with pleasing geometries and linework, true to the sophisticated styles of the era. The ring is shaped as a dome, centering a sizable Transitional Cut diamond within a scalloped hexagonal mounting, and proudly hovering above a mountain of diamond-studded blooms.
The central diamond is classified by the GIA as a ‘Circular Brilliant Cut’, which is colloquially known in the trade as a Transitional Cut diamond. Transitionals were exactly that-- a transition between the old style of faceting called Old European Cuts, and the newer style of faceting called Round Brilliant Cuts. Transitionals were only created during a very brief period, and are comparatively a scarce find. Their faceting is identified by lengthy girdle facets, a cutting change which partially grew out of the invention and incorporation of electric incandescent lighting, which forever altered the way that the fiery nature of diamonds was perceived indoors. The cutting preference evidenced a belief that the longer the lower girdle facets, the richer the light play under this new light form (and in natural sunlight too!). Transitional Cuts, today, have characteristically large facets, displaying something like a daisy pattern within the stone.
Gloriously boasting a warmer undertone, the K-colored center diamond faces up quite white but blushes its warmth when viewed from the side. Its coloration is complemented by thirty-eight G/H-colored accent diamonds, which encrust the floral motif of the rest of the ring. This motif comes to life through a network of six four to five petaled flowers, and a pair of fleur-de-lis style blossoms on the shoulders. A very delicate platinum milgrained lattice bridges the gaps between the flowers, and creates reticulated openwork through which light strategically passes and refracts, making every single diamond dazzle. No detail is spared: the innermost base of the ring around the finger is outlined with a double milgrained band, and the shank is fully etched with three dimensional foliate garlands that visually ground the piece.
The flowers that decorate the ring’s surface all share the attribute of pointed petals. One flower species in which both four and five petaled flowers bloom is the Yellow Pimpernel, which is native to Great Britain, Wales, Ireland and northern France. This petite woodland perennial grows best close to lush ground, and is a very cheerful buttery yellow color. It is believed that these blossoms are calming, informing a vernacular title of “Loosestrife” (loosen one’s strife). As well, its genus was named after Lysimachus of Macedonia, the bodyguard and successor to King Alexander the Great, ruler during the 3rd century BCE; Lysimachus is said to have fed Loosestrife to settle and focus his stocks. When burned, the smoke of the Yellow Pimpernel is a snake repellent, and when crushed, it is an astringent.
When perceiving these allegorical qualities through the ‘lens’ of an engagement ring, the blooms are meant to allude to the sweet and dulcifying partnership of marriage, and the unburdening that occurs within the intimacy of romantic union. These diamond flowers are a reminder of the sanctification of matrimony, and how such a relationship inherently wards off opposition and rancor. Similarly, the fleur-de-lis shapes that ornament the ring’s shoulders are known for their association with French royalty as a symbol of the Holy Trinity, of perfect unity and purity. Thus, the fleur-de-lis has become connected with ordained marriage and partnership, of dedicated affection and growth. In sum, this diamond-studded engagement ring is elegant from every angle, utterly rich in history and meaning, and is as ravishing and unique as the day it was first created.
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