Tickled Pink - Art Deco 10K Gold Pink Sapphire & Diamond Ring (ADR224)

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Tickled Pink - Art Deco 10K Gold Pink Sapphire & Diamond Ring. This exquisite ring is crafted from 10K yellow and white gold, tested. Featuring an emerald cut synthetic pink sapphire, two antique round cut diamonds, Art Deco styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring showcases a beautiful vibrant pink sapphire, displaying a pinkish/purplish hue. The pink sapphire is adorned by two glowing antique cut diamonds, which is set in white gold. The band and bottom of the gallery is crafted from yellow gold, adding contrast and beauty to the piece. The shank is smooth and polished which allows for a comfortable fit, and easy sizing. This Art Deco era ring would make a unique engagement ring, or wonderful addition to any antique jewelry collection. 

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the antiquity value of antique jewelry. 

History: Pink sapphires have become more available since new deposits were found in Madagascar in the late 1990s. Until that time, pink sapphires were considered exceptionally rare since they were only found in a few locations around the world, the most popular locations being Sri Lanka, Myanmar and East Africa.

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.

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.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

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.

Characteristics of the Art Deco style originated in France in the mid-to-late 1910s, came to maturation during the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925, and developed into a major style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s.


Measurements: Face of the Ring 10.50 mm x 9.00 mm 

Stone Size: Pink Sapphire (synthetic) 2.85 carats.    Diamonds .03 carats 

Weight: 2.10 grams 

Ring Size: 6

Condition: Very Good     Note: Bottom of Gallery has an indentation on one side. It can not be seen unless you look on the underside of the gallery.  It does not take away from the beauty of the ring. 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1930 


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