2008/12/17

Retro ring in Art Deco style with old mine brilliant cut diamonds and big starlite


December
(stars are in the air)


Retro ring in Art Deco style with old mine brilliant cut diamonds and big starlite




A touch of history ...

Retro ring in Art Deco style with old mine brilliant cut diamonds and big starlite


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The big beautiful sparkling blue stone in the center of this geometrical diamond ring with its intensive fire and luster is called a starlite. A fanciful name given to the blue variety of zircon. They are so called from a supposed resemblance to starlight, being named by George F. Kunz (1856-1932), an American gem expert. The bright vivid blue color was obtained by heating the original dark-brown stones in primitive ovens with fluxes. These stones were quite popular in the second quarter of last century. Starlite, being a variety of zircon, is not to be confused with
cubic zirconia which is a synthetic substance with a completely different chemical composition.

Antique jewelry object group: rings
Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe it is of Belgian origin.
Style: somewhere between Art Deco and Retro (styles overview)
Style specifics: Abstract motives and geometrical forms are quite typical for the Art Deco period and the Retro Style is a recent designation for the period in the forties when large scale, stylized geometric forms, drapes, bows or ribbons were all the rage.
Period: ca. 1950 (events and facts in 1950)
Material: platinum and 18K white gold - (precious metals)
Diamonds: Twelve old mine brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approximately 1.50 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Precious stones: One beautiful sparkling starlite with an estimated weight of approximately 2.20 crt. - (precious stones)
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and starlite for December. - (general birthstones explanation)
Hallmarks: Illegible remains. - (general hallmarks info)
Condition: excellent condition - (our condition scale)
Dimensions: Top 1.35 cm (0.53 inch) x 2.20 cm (0.87 inch)
Weight: 9.30 gram (5.98 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 56 & 17¾ , Size US 7½ , Size UK:
Resizing: Free resizing, but because of the the way the ring is made, we cannot guarantee to make it on every size; so please ask in advance (only for extreme resizing we have to charge). - (list ring sizes)

ReferenceN┬║: 08281-4086







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