Pure Illumination - Art Deco 18K White Gold 'Old European Cut Diamond' Filigree Ring (ADR231)

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Pure Illumination - Art Deco 18K White Gold 'Old European Cut Diamond' Filigree Ring. This exquisite ring is crafted from 18K white gold, there is a faded 18K hallmark, and confirmed by testing, and professional appraisal. Featuring 5 natural Old European cut diamonds, Art Deco styling, exquisite detail, and high quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring is masterfully hand-made, which showcases 3 octagonal shaped settings, which are set with 3 beautiful Old European cut diamonds. The central diamonds are flanked by two more sparkling diamonds on each side. The gallery also displays delicate filigree work, and engraving throughout the face and the shoulders of the ring. The shank is smooth and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit, and easy sizing. This Art Deco era ring is a magnificent example of the fine craftsmanship from the jewelers of the time. It would make a unique engagement or anniversary ring, or a wonderful piece to add to your jewelry collection. Truly a ring to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come. 

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

History: History: Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.

An old European cut diamond is a round diamond primarily cut between 1890-1930. They were especially common during the Art Deco period. These antique diamonds were one of the predecessors to the modern round brilliant cut diamond, which is now the most popular diamond shape.

The first person or civilization to discover gold is the Ancient Egyptians. They mined gold in Nubia around 2450 BC. An Egyptian alchemist named Zosimos was the first to find pure gold (24 centuries before Columbus reached the Americas).

White gold was invented in the 19th century by alloying gold with palladium. It became commercially available as of 1912 in Pforzheim, Germany and gained popularity in the mid-1920's as a low-cost substitute for platinum. It is an alloy of gold with copper, zinc, and nickel.


Measurements: Face of the Ring 24.00 mm x 17.00 mm 

Stone Size: Diamond (Old European Cut) 1.05 carats 

Weight: 4.98 grams 

Ring Size: 8 1/4

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1920



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