This exquisite vintage Art Nouveau design ring features ±0.45ct. (J SI1) Old Mine Cut Diamond decorated with ±0.15ct. (H SI1) Single Cut Diamonds accents crafted in Platinum.
Details: ±0.45ct. (J SI1) Old Mine Cut Diamond, ±0.15ct. (H SI1) Single Cut Diamonds, Platinum Ring.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Size: 17.93 NL / 56.3 FR / 7¾ US / P UK, sizeable (Within reason. Contact seller for information).
Dimensions: H 0.5 x L 1.4 x W 0.6 cm.
Weight in grams: 4,5.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.
Art Nouveau (Modern Style) or Jugendstil jewelry features natural designs such as flowers and butterflies and were generally considered "romantic". This style was popular from about 1895 until World War I. The style actually began around 1875 in Paris, and its influence went throughout the western world. The style died out by the end of World War I but has often been revived. Art Nouveau jewelry follows curves and naturalistic designs, especially depicting long-haired, sensual women, sometimes turning into bird-like or flower-like forms.
Old Mine Cut Diamond
Diamonds with this cut possess a squarish girdle with gently rounded corners. Old mine cut diamonds have a high crown, a small table, and a large, flat culet. They are similar to today's cushion cut. The old mine cut dates to the 1700s and was most prevalent during the Georgian and Victorian eras.
Single Cut Diamond
A single cut diamond has a large table and an octagonal girdle. The culet, or bottom edge of the diamond, may be pointed or it may be flat. A single cut diamond usually has 18 facets. The single cut is an extremely old diamond cut dating to the 1300s.
The element platinum derives its name from the Spanish Platina del Pinto which translates to 'little silver from the Pinto' (said to be a river near Popayan, Columbia in which alluvial platinum was first found by the Spanish Conquistadors). Its white metallic luster leaves little doubt as to why the Spanish chose the name.
Platinum belongs to a group of elements, fittingly called the platinum group of metals. Apart from platinum the group comprises Osmium, Iridium, Palladium, Rhodium and Ruthenium. Platinum is often found as natural alloys containing one or more of these other elements and it wasn't until 1804 that all but one of the elements were isolated and named.
Platinum is malleable, ductile and very strong. In addition, it does not tarnish and it doesn't corrode making it a highly prized metal and extremely suitable for the manufacture of fine jewelry.
17.93 NL / 56.3 FR / 7¾ US / P UK
H 0.5 x L 1.4 x W 0.6 cm
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Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear