Here is a superb Art Deco diamond ring, dating from 1930 to 1935. Art Deco rings of this quality and condition are increasingly hard to find! The setting is 18K white gold, in a beautiful engraved design typical of the early 1930s. The mark inside the band is partially worn away, but it has just been electronically tested to confirm that it is 18K.The 0.56 carat solitaire diamond is a gorgeous stone, also cut in the 1930s. It's white (H color) and extremely clean (SI-1 clarity) and bright. I'd call it a cross between a transitional and modern brilliant cut. More details about the diamond: This diamond was certified loose by EGL. The last photo shows the certificate you will receive with the ring.
Note that this is about the best SI-1 diamond you'll ever see -- in my opinion it truly deserves to be called "face-up VS2". You will see on the diagram that there's one tiny inclusion on the face of the stone, and a few minor ones on the reverse; with no carbon at all.
This is the figure from 2004, so the value would be higher now. The center diamond is accented by four thin sapphires, each about 3 mm in length. These sapphires are synthetic, as was almost always the practice of the time for small fancy-cut stones, whether set in silver, gold, or platinum.
The ring weighs 2.9 grams, is a size 7.5, and very comfortable to wear. It can be sized by an experienced jeweler, but I wouldn't advise a radical change due to its proportions and design continuing to the shoulders. The ring will come in a new gift box, and would make a fabulous, decidedly not run-of-the-mill engagement or wedding ring, or a dress ring for the right hand. Note that the gold is bright white and the diamond is near-colorless.
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1 inch = 25.4mm. The item "Vintage Antique Art Deco Solitaire Diamond Sapphire Ring 0.56ct 1930s Certified" is in sale since Friday, July 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Rings". The seller is "ihs-ihm" and is located in Oakland, California.
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