Coral, along with its compatriots of onyx and diamonds, resonated with the zeitgeist of the times of the Art Deco period. Those three, together or in pairs, defined a major look and color palette that had not been combined primarily since ancient Egypt. Look through any book on the jewelry of that era and you will find this stellar combination of colors.
After all, the Jazz Age lifted many of its colors, motifs and styles from far flung ages and exotic climes from Imperial Russia to the bazaars of Marrakesh.
In this ring, platinum is artfully and masterfully hand worked and is designed to hold diamonds and a distinctive coral cabochon. It's not merely rounded, it has a half-barrel shape with a rectangular perimeter and a smoothly rounded top.
At 2.5 carats, its hue is sophisticated and versatile. Fine in quality, the color is completely even and without any variance.
Along come 22 diamonds with a total of .58 carats, the juxtaposition from the matte surface to the shimmering points of white strikes a visual chord. The diamonds possess a color of H-I and a clarity of VS2-SI2. These are held within four sections of the ring, north, south, east and west. They are a mix of old European cuts with a few old single cuts for the smallest.
Open work, millegrain details and a lacy under-gallery segue to a tapered reeded band. Pure 1925.