Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Art Deco Sterling Silver Smoky Quartz Cocktail Ring (ADR209)

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Art Deco Sterling Silver Smoky Quartz Cocktail Ring .  This fabulous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked SILVER.  Featuring an emerald cut genuine smoky quartz  Art Deco styling and quality workmanship.  An incredible large smoky quartz takes centre stage in this ring. It is expertly claw set with a beautiful solid modernistic gallery.  The back is open, which makes for easy cleaning.  The shoulders of the ring have a slight taper, leading down to a smooth and polished shank, which allows for a comfortable fit.  This stunning Art Deco era ring certainly makes a statement. Cocktails anyone ? 

Smoky quartz was popular for making snuff bottles in China, and was also popular in ancient times with the Romans, who used the stone for carving intaglio seals. The Sumerians cut and engraved various quartz stones as cylinder seals and used them later as ring seals.

Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.

Art deco began in Europe, particularly Paris, in the early years of the 20th century, but didn't really take hold until after World War I. It reigned until the outbreak of World War II. Art deco (c. 1908 to 1935)


Measurements: Face of the Ring 24.00 mm x 15.00 mm 

Stone Size: Smoky Quartz  30.00 carats 

Weight: 8.20 grams 

Ring Size: 5 3/4 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Germany 

Date: 1930s

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