This Art Deco diamond and sapphire ring is a little unusual (in my opinion, anyway) for 1920 Art Deco because its lines are curved. You see a lot of sharp edges and hard angles in Deco jewelery, but this ring is positively voluptuous. I think it’s marvelous. And how boldly fabulous, with that 4.5 ct center diamond and the contrast of the diamonds and sapphires framing it. This ring belongs on a hand that is holding champagne.
You’re going to see a lot of Art Deco pieces on this blog. It’s my favorite era for jewelry – that, and Edwardian.
This Art Deco diamond and sapphire ring is going to be part of Sotheby’s Important Jewels Sale in New York on 20 September 2012 – click here for the listing. All information and photos of this piece are thanks to Sotheby’s.
Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Ring
Centered by an old mine cushion-cut diamond weighing approximately 4.50 carats, framed by alternating rows set with numerous old European-cut diamonds and sugarloaf cabochon sapphires, the undergallery and shank of floral design, size 6½, circa 1920.