Dating from circa 1910, this platinum-topped gold ring is set with over 3.50 carats of old diamonds. The ring centers an old European-cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.50 carats, framed by an asymmetrical swirl of 10 old European-cut diamond accents and curving diamond shoulders, approximate total weight 1.90 carats, with a platinum-topped gold mount. Expressing the free form spirit of the Art Nouveau, this light and graceful period ring reads as scattering of sparkling diamonds that float on the finger.
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Item #: R-21075
Size: 5.75 (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 1 old European-cut diamond (with approximate total weight 1.5 carats with SI clarity ); 10 old European-cut diamonds (with approximate total weight 1.9 carats with SI clarity ); Platinum Topped 18K Gold
The style of high Art Nouveau jewelry was defined in Paris by René Lalique, Maison Vever, Maison Fouquet and other pioneers, but its influence was felt throughout the jewelry world. Even diamond jewelry of this era set in platinum, which typically looked backward to the ordered world of Louis XV and XVI , occasionally expressed, as here, the powerful influence of the revolutionary international movement of Art Nouveau, with its sense of dynamic movement and freedom.