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Extraordinary Proposal - Art Deco Platinum Diamond Ring.  This stunning ring is crafted from platinum, hallmarked Platinum. Featuring a natural Old Mine cut .35 carat diamond, 16 natural Old Mine cut diamonds, Art Deco styling and exquisite platinum work.  This breathtaking ring houses a beautiful bright white sparkling diamond expertly claw set in a protective square setting.  The central diamond is surrounded by a gallery of pierced work and delicate milgrain detail adorned by a sea of sparkling diamonds. Old Mine cut diamonds display a gentle sparkle as appose to the contemporary blinding sparkle of a round brilliant diamond. The shank is entirely engraved with a beautiful foliage pattern. The shank is dainty, however it is still substantial for daily wear.  This Art Deco era ring is absolutely out of this world!  A true rarity , which would make the most amazing engagement ring, anniversary ring or gift for that special someone. 

Note:  This ring is accompanied by a U.S. Appraisal of $5700 U.S. =  approximately $8000 CD

The rare metal was used by pre-Columbian Indians, however platinum was rediscovered in South America by Ulloa in 1735 and by Wood in 1741. In 1822 platinum was discovered in the Ural mountains in Russia . 

The use od platinum in jewelry by the Europeans was first reported at the court of Louis XVI of France, around the year of 1780. From this period platinum became the metal of choice for the finest jewelry up until World War II, when it was requisitioned for military use, and replaced by white gold. 

The origin Old Mine cut diamonds of the 19th/early 20th century were referred to by this name because the jewels came from the old diamond mines in India rather than South Africa, which dominates the diamond industry today. In the 19th century, diamond cutters shaped each miner cuts by hand. 

Art Deco era jewelry , which is known as "Art Deco" received its moniker from the Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, which was largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Emphasis was placed on the association of art and modern industry. 

Measurements: Face of the ring 18.00 mm x 14.00 mm 

Stone Size: Diamond (centre diamond) .35 carats  Diamonds side).40 carats = Total .75 carats 

Weight: 3.80 grams 

Ring Size: 6

Condition: Excellent  Note: Amazing condition considering the age of the ring.  Very fine high quality ring. 

Origin: America, New York 

Date: Circa 1920

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