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Red Radiance- Vintage Art Deco Revival Platinum Diamond & Ruby Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from platinum, hallmarked 900 Platinum. Featuring a natural European Cut diamond, 20 rose-cut diamonds, 24 natural French cut rubies, Art Deco styling and quality gold-work. The intricate geometric gallery is set with a beautiful sparking diamond, surrounded by rows of diamonds and vibrant red rubies. The square shaped mount is beautifully designed and also enhance by French cut rubies on the corners of the design. The side profile of the gallery displays wonderful cut-out gold work and beautifully designed tapered shoulders set with sparkling diamonds. The ring is hand-carved and beautifully rendered. The shank is smooth and polished , which allows for a comfortable fit. This Vintage ring looks stunning when worn, a true beauty to add to your fine jewelry collection.
Note: Appraisal included with the ring.
Diamond History 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.
In ancient India, ruby was called the “king of precious stones” for its rarity, hardness (second only to diamond), beauty and seemingly mystical powers. ... Medieval Europeans maintained that rubies bestowed health, wisdom, wealth and success in love.
Although the modern history of platinum only begins in the 18th century, platinum has been found in objects dating from 700 BC, in particular the famous Casket of Thebes (see image). ... The Spanish called this metal Platina, a diminutive of Plata, the Spanish word for silver.
Measurements: Face of the ring 12.00 mm x 12.00 mm
Stone Size: Diamond .55 Carats Diamonds (side) .14 carats Ruby .40 carats
Weight: 4.56 grams
Ring Size: 6 1/2
Date: Circa 1960