Art Deco Engagement Ring with .31 carat diamond
A .31 carat diamond (estimated weight) rests in the center of this Art Deco Engagement Ring.
The diamond is estimated to be G or H in color. This means it is “near-colorless” and displays minimal yellow color.
Additionally, it appears to be an SI1 in clarity. That is to say, you will not see inclusions with the naked eye. However, you will be able to identify small inclusions when the ring is put under ten power magnification.
Old European Cut Diamond
The diamond in this ring is an old European cut. The predecessor to today’s modern round brilliant, it was faceted by hand. Furthermore, diamonds from this era are known for having a thin table and a culet.
The diamond is held securely in place by four prongs. This mounting is quite ideal for protecting the delicate, thin table. Surely, this will help prevent damage to the stone.
What is Filigree?
Filigree refers to the fine metalwork common throughout the art deco era. Delicate metal threads are twisted and soldered in unique patterns. This intricate metalwork results in unique and beautiful detail.
Art deco filigree detail is hard to replicate. Because jewelers created this detail by hand, it has a crisp appearance. Reproduction filigree detail is usually thicker and less defined. This happens because modern jewelry is often made using wax molds.
Additionally, this ring could be worn with a band or by itself. We recommend trying it both ways to see which you prefer. We recommend a custom wedding band in order to create a flush look.
This style of ring is beautiful and somewhat unique. Because it is vintage, it is somewhat uncommon. Our selection of antique engagement rings
This ring has been inspected by our staff gemologist.
Also, the ring is set in 18 karat white gold. Because the ring is vintage, it does not include a GIA certification. Finally, we estimate that this ring was created at the end of the beginning of the Art Deco era.
Visit us at 951 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo and try it on for yourself! Or, if you have questions about this piece, feel free to contact us.