Elegance in a Sleek Diamond Platinum Ring
We all have heard the expression “the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts” and have a good idea what it means. Another way of expressing the same concept is “synergy”. Invented by the great futurist and global thinker R. Buckminster Fuller, synergy is a concept that describes a circumstance in which different entities cooperate constructively towards an advantageous final outcome.
Thus is the case with this Art Deco ring. The precise combination of a superb transitional diamond of .45 carats (F-G color, VS1-VS2 clarity) and two accent diamonds (an old mine and an old European cut of an estimated .05 to .07 carats each) join forces with a platinum setting to bring into existence a dynamic ring with a visual impact of a greater carat weight than the actual numbers. The total estimated diamond weight is .55 to .59 carats. A pierced and openwork under gallery creates an elegant mount for a stellar ring of a simple design. The interior of the shank is engraved with the initials “G.I.S”.
Measurements: ¼ of an inch (0.5 cm) north to south on the hand and rises 3/16 of an inch (0.4 cm) off the finger. This ring has a weight of 3.7 grams (2.4 dwt).
Ring Size: US 6 (UK L-1/4; Euro 16.5, 52 mm) and can easily be sized to fit any hand.
Hallmarks: 10 % Irid Plat (for iridium and platinum); maker's mark of “4” and “KF”.
Date & Origin: Circa 1930 and American in origin.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.