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Carved Emerald and Diamond Ring


This colorful Art Deco platinum ring, dating from the 1920s, is set with a floral-carved emerald cabochon weighing over eight carats, framed by sparkling diamonds. The substantial emerald is carved as a blossoming flower with full and elongated petals, framed by bead-set round diamonds and flanked by diamond baguette shoulders above a pierced gallery. With its bluish-green dome, this elegant period ring reflects the important influence of Indian gem-carving arts on Art Deco design, while its fun size and luscious color make it glamorous candy for the hand.


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Item #: R-19947 
Circa: 1920s 
Size: 3.5 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information) 
Materials: Carved emerald cabochon (approximate total weight 8.10 carats); 30 Round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.90 carat); 4 Baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.14 carat); Platinum

In the early 20th century, the Indian aristocracy began to patronize Parisian jewelers, contributing their own powerful design ideas and requesting, among other services, for their heritage gems to be re-set in platinum mounts. Admiration for the unsurpassed Indian tradition of carving gemstones, especially emeralds, inspired both European designers and collectors.