Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Blossoms & Eyes in 18k Gold

$ 2,100.00 

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Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Blossoms & Eyes in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Blossoms & Eyes in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Blossoms & Eyes in 18k Gold

A wonderful, low-profile, Art Deco era engagement ring, modeled in 18k white gold by the well-known jewelry house, Belais, whose primary gem is a .35 carat old mine cut diamond. This antique diamond was hand cut with a big, open culet, a small, high table, and charming, irregular facets! It is bead set into a square seat, where it is flanked by a pair of deep-blue, triangular, French-cut sapphires. This engagement ring is ornately decorated with piercing, milgrain edges, and engraved details: eye-like, navette-shaped decor decorates the ring's gallery (mirroring the eye-like profile of the ring face), along with halved orange blossoms and a series of small, architectural pillars. Crossing bands, decorated with a traditional wheat pattern decorate the ring's shoulders, wrapping (visually) the triangular sapphires. A further pair orange blossoms, each nested inside a diamond shaped cartouche, also lay inside these bands of wheat.

Orange blossoms, wheat, and garters are traditional symbols of fertility and fidelity, and they have long been popular motifs in wedding and engagement jewelry. We love the clean, geometric lines of this engagement ring, and the crispness of its many details, considered alongside its hidden, symbolic elements! This is marked for purity, and for the maker Belais. It would make a lovely, easy-to-wear engagement ring.

Materials

18k
Diamond
Sapphire

Age

c. 1920

Size

US 4 3/4

This ring can be resized (down to US 3 and up to US 7). Resizing for this ring is complimentary⁠— just leave your desired size in the notes field at checkout.

Dimensions

Ring head measures approx 7.8 x 13.8 mm; shank measures approx 3.65 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 1.1 x 1.4 mm at the base; diamond measures approx 3.6 mm (cut is very deep); diamond carat weight is approx .35 carats; sapphires (2) measure approx 2 mm; rise is approx 4.7 mm.

Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Blossoms & Eyes in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Blossoms & Eyes in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Blossoms & Eyes in 18k Gold