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Jung & Klitz Jadeite and Diamond Ring


This Art Deco jadeite and diamond ring dates from the early 1920s, made by the firm of Jung & Klitz in New York City. The bright green, translucent jadeite cabochon is flanked by fancy bullet-cut diamonds, a new innovation for the Art Deco period. Diamond melee are pavé-set across the ring's shoulders and gallery, whose strap motifs are beautifully engraved, millegrained, and hand-pierced. Gorgeously-colored and sparkling with period diamonds, this high-style Art Deco ring glamorizes and subtly elongates the finger.

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Item #: R-17376
Artist: Jung & Klitz
Circa: Early 1920s
Size: 4.5 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information) 
Materials: 1 Cabochon jadeite (measuring approximately 15.90mm x 11.35mm x 4.28mm); Old European-cut and bullet-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.00 carat); Platinum
Signed: "Jung & Klitz" makers mark
Documentation: Accompanied by certificate #15033104, dated March 31, 2015, from Mason-Kay Jade Laboratory, stating that the jadeite is natural color “A” jade

Glamorous but short-lived, the Jung & Klitz salon was located on Maiden Lane in a French Renaissance Revival building in downtown Manhattan, equipped with a bathhouse, and they catered to clients like “Diamond Jim” Brady, a gem-loving New York railroad magnate.