1940s Sapphire Orange Blossom Ring with Old Mine Cut Diamonds in Palladium
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A charming Art Deco era ring, modeled in palladium, whose four, central, French cut sapphires come together to suggest an orange blossom. These deep-blue, created sapphires are set calibre-style (edge to edge) inside their large, square bezel, and a small, milgrained, palladium bead pins them, at center. The ring's square head is flanked by kite-shaped shoulders, each holding a chunky old mine cut diamond. These lovely, off-round, old diamonds have the steep crowns, small tables, and open culets OMCs are known for. The ring's gallery features a hand-pierced design, reminiscent of church windows; its substantial, knife-edge shank tapers toward the base.
Traditionally, the orange blossom symbolizes fertility, purity, and innocence— for this reason it was a very popular engraved motif in Art Deco era wedding jewelry. This unusual "gemstone orange blossom" design is clever and surprisingly-dimensional, thanks to the French cut sapphires! The use of palladium makes this sweet engagement ring doubly interesting. Palladium was used, very briefly, in the 1940s as a substitute for platinum, which was reserved solely for the military, during WWII.
US 6 1/4. This ring can be resized (up to US 8, and down to US 4 1/4); to add resizing to your order, visit our services section.
Ring head measures approx 8.7 x 8.6 mm; ring shank measures approx 5.4 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 1.8 mm at the base; sapphires measure approx 3.4 mm; diamonds measure approx 2.7 mm; diamond CTW is approx .17 carats.
Sapphires show light facet wear under magnification; this is not visible to the un-aided eye.