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A French Ruby and Diamond Ring

This French ruby and diamond ring in platinum-topped 18K gold dates from circa 1910. The slender form centers a ruby surrounded by swirling gold vines and a pair of stylized old European and rose-cut diamond blossoms. The graceful form, imbued with the spirit of the Art Nouveau, sits lightly on the finger for a sparkling, elongating look highlighted by a touch of vivid red.

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Item #: R-20615
Country: France
Circa: 1910
Size: 5.75 (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 1 round-cut ruby (with approximate total weight .30 carat); 11 rose-cut diamonds (with approximate total weight .08 carat); 4 old European-cut diamonds (with approximate total weight .50 carat); 18 karat gold

The Art Nouveau was an international style which exerted a powerful influence on architecture, decorative arts, and jewelry. The delicacy and sinuous lines of this handmade French ring reflect the design power of this short-lived artistic movement on jewelers' imaginations.