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Colour Rush - Art Deco 18K & 14K Diamond, Ruby Target Ring.  This wonderful ring is crafted from 18K & 14K yellow gold, hallmarked and tested.  Featuring one natural Old European cut diamond, 18 fancy cut synthetic rubies ( a characteristic of Art Deco jewelry to use synthetic rubies, sapphires, and emeralds), Art Deco styling and quality handcrafted workmanship.  The unique ring boasts a beautiful bright , white sparkling antique cut diamond, with a beautiful vibrant ruby surround. The gallery is stunning, designed as an open pierced bezel with an ancient feel to the setting.  The shank is substantial, smooth, and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit. This Art Deco / Retro era ring looks stunning when worn, a true beauty to be cherished for many years to come.

Note: Appraisal included with the ring. Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the antique value. 

The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.

An old European cut diamond is a round diamond primarily cut between 1890-1930. They were especially common during the Art Deco period. ... Old European cut diamonds were cut for carat weight rather than brilliance. They are less sparkly than modern brilliant-cut diamonds and were cut and polished with candlelight in mind.

An old European-cut diamond has a round shape featuring 58 large facets and a small circle in the center (the open culet). The majority of these stones were cut by hand from 1890 to the 1930s. Old European-cut rings make for a stunning vintage engagement ring look, and they have so many unique qualities.

The earliest synthetic gems were Geneva Rubies, produced around 1885, and sold as authentic gems. However, they were actually "reconstituted" fragments of natural rubies melted together. While the creator of these stones remains a mystery, researchers traced their origins to Geneva, Switzerland.

Gold has always played an important role in the international monetary system. Gold coins were first struck on the order of King Croesus of Lydia (an area that is now part of Turkey), around 550 BC. They circulated as currency in many countries before the introduction of paper money.

Gold was first discovered as shining, yellow nuggets. “Gold is where you find it,” so the saying goes, and gold was first discovered in its natural state, in streams all over the world. No doubt it was the first metal known to early hominids. Gold became a part of every human culture.


Measurements: Face of the Ring 15.00 mm round 

Stone Size: Diamond (Old European Cut Diamond) .25 carats      Ruby (synthetic) 2.20 -2.00 mm 

Weight: 5.12 grams 

Ring Size: 6 1/2 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Europe 

Date: Circa 1930

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