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Blue Aura - Art Deco Platinum Diamond & Sapphire Ring. This exquisite ring is crafted from solid platinum, hallmarked PLAT for platinum. Featuring a natural Old European cut diamond, 8 natural rose cut diamonds, 12 natural sugar loaf cut blue sapphires, Art Deco styling and quality platinum work. The face of this beautiful ring is expertly bezel set with a sparking Old European cut diamond surrounded by channel set vibrant blue sapphires. The bezel is octagon shaped and features delicate milgrain detail. The shoulders of the ring have a gentle taper and are adorned with rose cut diamonds. The gallery is very pretty, displaying wonderful pierced open-work. The shank is dainty, however still substantial and sturdy for everyday wear. This Art Deco era ring would make a perfect unique engagement ring, gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Appraisal included with the ring.
Comments: Platinum is one of the rarest metals in the world. It is more expensive than gold because only 160 tons of platinum are mined annually, as apposed to 1500 tons of gold. Also platinum is more dense than gold, so the same ring will weigh significantly more in platinum than gold (precious metals are priced by weight).
The Old European Cut diamond is the standard round brilliant that was made between 1890 - 1930. As a predecessor to the modern brilliant-cut , the Old - European cut diamond strongly resembles the modern brilliant cut diamond and is very popular among antique and vintage jewelry collectors.
The rose cut originated in the 1500s and was commonly used through the Georgian and Victorian eras. Like other antique cut diamond cuts, they were cut by hand and meant to glow under candlelight. The shape of the rough diamond influences the shape the diamond will be cut into.
Measurements: Face of the ring 9.00 mm x 9.00 mm
Stone Size: Old European Cut Diamond .25 carat Rose Cut Diamonds .12 carats Sapphires .60 carats
Weight: 2.80 grams
Ring Size: 7 1/4
Date: Circa 1920