Belle Époque Style Diamond Sapphire Cluster Ring

Belle Époque Style Diamond Sapphire Cluster Ring

Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)

Condition: very good condition

Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.

Style: Something between Art Deco and Belle Époque – Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style which had its origins in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. The style originated in the 1920s and continued to be employed until after World War II. The term “art deco” first saw wide use after an exhibition in 1966, referring to the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes that was the culmination of high-end style modern in Paris. Led by the best designers in the decorative arts such as fashion, and interior design, Art Deco affected all areas of design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including architecture and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as painting, the graphic arts and film. At the time, this style was seen as elegant, glamorous, functional and modern.

And the Belle Époque (French for “Beautiful Era”) was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and the German Empire, the “Belle Époque” was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a “golden age” the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercial arts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century styles to modern forms. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named the Edwardian Era.

Material: 18ct white gold

Extra information: Betrothal rings were used during Roman times, but weren’t generally revived in the Western world until the 13th century. The first well-documented use of a diamond ring to signify engagement was by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in imperial court of Vienna in 1477, upon his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy.

Before the 20th century, other types of betrothal gifts were common. Before the end of the 19th century, the bride-to-be frequently received a sewing thimble rather than a engagement ring. This practice was particularly common among religious groups that shunned jewelry. Engagement rings didn’t become standard in the West until the end of the 19th century, and diamond rings didn’t become common until the 1930s. Now, 80% of the women are offered a diamond ring to signify engagement.

Diamond(s): One old European cut diamond with an estimated weight of 0.17ct. (colour and clarity: K, si/i).
24 rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.

Total diamond count: 25 pcs.

Total diamond weight: approx. 0.17 crt. (without the rose cut diamonds)

– All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Precious stones: Four natural fancy cut sapphires
Treatment: unknown

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and sapphire for September.

Hallmarks: No trace.

Dimensions: top of ring 1,74 cm (0,69 inch) x 1,26 cm (0,50 inch)

Weight: 3,20 gram (2,06 dwt)

Ring size Continental: 55 & 17½ , Size US 7¼ , Size UK: O

Product SKU
AD17018-0264

£4,200

1 in stock

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