Art Deco Era Engraved OMC Diamond Engagement Ring by Belais in 18k Gold
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A really lovely 1920s engagement ring, modeled in 18k white gold, whose central gem is a lively, half-carat, old mine cut diamond, which is bead set into the ring's hex-shaped face. This Art Deco era ring is decorated, all-over, with intricate hand-engraving— the shoulders and sides of the ring feature a traditional wheat pattern, while the inter-cardinal points of the ring head are each decorated with an eight-pointed star. The ring's beautiful, festooned, cutwork gallery is further engraved with expressive hashes, and its shoulders are set with small, French-cut , blue sapphires. All seats are finished with a milgrain edge. This ring is low profile, and it is brimming with fine, well-preserved details. It is marked 18k for purity and for the well-known jewelers, Belais.
US 5 1/4. This ring can be resized; resizing for this ring (down to US 4 1/4 and up to US 7 1/2) is complimentary.
Ring head measures approx 9.5 x 8.3 mm; diamond (F/G-VS2) measures approx 4.6 mm (actual weight is .49 carats); sapphires measure approx 2.3 mm; shank measures approx 5.2 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 1.7 mm at the base.
This old mine cut diamond is unusual because its culet is closed, and slightly off-center. All hand-cut diamonds are unique, but this feature is not common in an old mine cut, and it gives this diamond a winning, icy appearance.