I will never be tired of Art Deco rings. Especially not Art Deco rings which use diamonds and gemstones together to create gorgeous contrast and lines.
This one is an emerald and diamond bull’s-eye, and it’s right on target. (Heh. I’m punny.) I think this bright little ring is fantastic. It’s later Art Deco, from 1930. The center diamond, European-cut, is almost a carat, and it’s surrounded by calibre emeralds and flanked by more diamonds on the shoulders. I think what really makes this ring is the open space – the openwork gallery and the space between the diamond and the emeralds. It lets the light in so that everything can really shine.
Additional photos below.
This Art Deco diamond engagement ring with calibre emeralds is currently for sale at my beloved Lang Antiques. All photos and info are thanks to Lang.
Jessica James says
Your right, this is ring has a really gorgeous contrast! My boyfriend just give one of those art deco rings sydney, and its looks quite similar to this. Very lovely and elegant indeed!
Anon is not a true jewelry lover, clearly. I immediately saw it wasn’t the same and that the link they posted was for a new ring and the pics you’ve posted are certainly for a vintage ring. I love Deco-era jewelry and have a few family things from that era. Certainly beautiful and certainly more workmanship than one can find today. Thanks for the post!
Diamonds in the Library says
Thanks for the comment, Dynee! I’m always happy to hear from someone who loves the pieces as much as I do 🙂
Unfortunately this ring is from a manufacturer in bangkok named Antika which specialises in art deco replicas made to order. They supply many antique stores wishing to sell the style when the original is difficult to get. It is in the STYLE of late art deco, but is not original from the time. It is still handcrafted. This company allows selection of quality of the rings i.e it can be a cheaper ring with lower grade diamond or more expensive if a european cut and good clarity is put in.
As you can see even this shop funnily enoug is selling the identical ring : http://thebijoubride.com/vintage-engagement-rings/
your informative reader
Diamonds in the Library says
As you say, this was a common style for rings in the Art Deco era. I bet we could find many more rings online that look exactly like this one, both genuine antiques and reproductions.
This ring I posted is similar to the one that you linked to, although not identical. (Differences on the shoulders, with the openwork, and with the millegraining.) Even if they were identical, I see no reason to conclude that the ring I posted is not a genuine antique.
Lang Antiques, the source for this ring, is a respected store run by reputable experts who always specify if a piece is a reproduction or an antique. Unless you can point me to a maker’s mark or similar on this ring connecting it to the company you mention, I am going to have to disagree with you.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.