The era we now know as “Art Deco” received its moniker from the Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, which was largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Emphasis was placed on the association of art and modern industry. The style was also utilized in architecture, where rectangular blocky forms were often arranged in a geometric fashion, then broken up by curved ornamental elements. But always the aim was a monolithic appearance with applied decorative motifs. It was especially successful in apartment buildings and skyscrapers.
Stones were often set in platinum, and the technology for producing synthetic gems was perfected around this time, causing a sensation: everyone wanted a bright blue synthetic sapphire to prove how up to date they were!
From top to bottom, this eye-catching Navette ring shines with Art Deco style! Three center diamonds are set within an oval frame, with accent diamonds making up the building blocks of the piece. Dynamically set sapphires help to create a beautiful ring top, echoing the stylish architecture which was so well received at its inception. Truly a ring that celebrates all the aspects of the era, bringing us a sophisticated and and classic beauty with the "thoroughly modern" sensibilities of the time!
Size (can be resized): 8
Dimensions: Ring top is 26mm wide.
Weight: 4.1 grams; Sapphires approx. .25ctw; Center diamonds approx. .35ctw; Accent diamonds approx. .45ctw
Materials: Gold, 8 French cut synthetic sapphires, 3 center diamonds & 22 single cut accent diamonds
Metal: 18K gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition. GAL appraised value: $5,250.00