Art Deco Antique Emerald Diamond Ring
Absolute radiance and impact emanate from this divine emerald and diamond Art Deco ring. Full of life and brilliance, the ring typifies the exuberance of the Jazz Age.
In the center an old European cut diamond sits up at the top of a platinum dome. The size is a simply dazzling .40 carats (approximate since estimated weight is by measurement). Color is H-I and clarity of VS (estimated in situ). At its edge is a mille grain border. From this a line of sixteen (16) calibre or rectangular cut emeralds in all. Each is accent size of between .01-.025 carats each. Seven (7) diamonds fill each section of the dome--all a mix of brilliant and old European cut diamonds. They range in size from .10 carats to .02 carats for an estimated total diamond weight of one carat.
High quality workmanship is demonstrated in the finishing of the underside and ring overall. Hallmarked 900 Plat 100 Irid (typical alloy for platinum jewelry) and two other marks now too worn to be legible. Circa 1925 - 1930.
Measures over 3/8 of an inch in width (north to south) and 11/16 of an inch wide for the gem set area side to side and sits up off the finger 1/4 inch at the highest point (1 cm by .6 cm by 1.7 cm). This ring is currently a size 6-1/2 (UK M; Euro 16.75: 52.5 mm) but easily sized up or down. In very good with a few tiny spaces between several emeralds, two tiny emerald chipped and a small indention visible with a loupe on the line of emeralds on one side and with light wear to the shank.