Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Orchids in 18k Gold

* * SOLD * *

Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Orchids in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Orchids in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Orchids in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Orchids in 18k Gold

An Art Deco era engagement ring, modeled in 18k white gold, by the well-known jewelry house Belais. This ring is styled with a unique, paneled, East/West, lozenge-shaped head the ring head features charming, floral, openwork decor, and the flowers depicted here are orchids! Because orchids are associated with fertility and sexuality, they were once considered a somewhat naughty floral gesture— it is uncommon to see them gracing the shoulders of rings from this period. These orchids frame the ring's square, four tab-setting, and its soulful, .30 carat, old mine cut diamond. Old mine cut diamonds are beloved by collectors for their charming, off-round shape, slightly-irregular, hand-cut facets, small tables, and a large, open culets. This ring is also blessed with a carefully-pierced, cutwork gallery, whose decor is a line-up of tiny clovers and diamonds. The ring's shank is decorated with carving at the shoulders, and it tapers toward the base.

This is a wonderful, unusual engagement ring the fine (almost hidden) details are what makes these Art Deco pieces so special, and unique!

Materials

18k gold
Diamond

Age

c. 1920 - 1930

Size

US 7. This ring can be resized; resizing for this ring (up to US 8 and down to US 5) is complimentary.

Dimensions

Ring face measures approx 7.35 x 14.8 mm; diamond measures approx 4.1 mm; shank measures approx 2.7 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx .75 x 1 mm at the base; rise is approx 4.8 mm. Diamond is white and lively, with few surface-reaching inclusions that can only be viewed with a loupe.

Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Orchids in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Orchids in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Orchids in 18k Gold
Art Deco Era OMC Diamond Engagement Ring with Orchids in 18k Gold