Art Deco Solitaire Diamond Ring
During the era of Art Deco American jewelry manufacturers were prolific with their output of a wide array of diamond set rings. Here is an example of a lovely old European cut diamond of about .15 carats (color H-I; clarity VS2-SI) that presents with a much larger apparent size.
The illusion setting of 14k white gold creates a larger reflective surface for light, consequently creating the “illusion” of the gemstone being greater than its actual weight. The smooth unencumbered band is of 14k yellow gold. A delightful ring with a delightful price.
Measurements: 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) in width north to south on the hand and rises just shy of 1/4 of an inch (0.6 cm) off the finger. Weight of 2.5 grams (1.6 dwt).
Ring Size: US 6-1/4 (UK L-1/2; Euro 16.75, 52.75 mm) and can be easily sized. Ring sizing information.
Date & Origin: Circa 1920 and is American in origin.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate as the stones have not been removed in order to preserve the integrity of the setting.