Posted on May 31st, 2012 by Lauren. Filed under Engagement Ring of the Week.
Our engagement ring of the week is a beautiful Art Deco Diamond and Ruby Dinner ring. The Art Deco style emerged as early as 1911, but the years between WWI and WWII was when it was at its height. Art Deco style is characterized by geometrical patterns, streamlined design, symmetry, and decoration.
Our featured ring is classified as a dinner ring, which is smaller in size than a cocktail ring and sits flat on the finger. Cocktail rings are usually large, and sit up off the finger. The switch from ones cocktail ring to a dinner ring was a necessity because the large cocktail ring would get in the way of eating. This was especially true for woman of leisure who had to master the art of discretely eating ones Ortolan with an embroidered napkin draped over their coiffed heads. Dinner rings from the Art Deco era have a powerful and dramatic presence when worn as an engagement ring.
The three square center diamonds, weighing app. 0.39ctw, are set vertically and make perfect examples of the linear and vertical style of the era. Four rectangular cut rubies, weighing app 0.39ctw, flank the top diamond and bottom diamond. Single cut diamonds weighing 0.39ctw are set on either side of the middle diamond. The ring is fashioned in platinum and the shank is engraved and thin making it comfortable for any finger. The elongated shape of the ring mimics the fashion silhouette of the elongated waist popular during the 1920’s.
Someone who is seeking a traditional and timeless ring with an usual shape that evokes subtle elegance will find all of that with this ring! It would look great worn by itself on the right hand once married and then you are free to choose any kind of wedding band you want for the left hand. Needless to say, our engagement ring of the week has stood the test of time and is as beautiful and classic today, as it was nearly one hundred years ago.
Art Deco Diamond & Ruby Dinner Ring
Centering three vertically set Square cut diamonds weighing app. 0.39ctw., additionally set with four rectangular rubies* weighing app. 0.39ctw., and Single cut diamonds weighing app. 0.38ctw., fashioned in platinum. Size 4.5
This ring is sizable. You will have the option to specify finger size at checkout.
Item # 098750R $4800