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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    United States (possibly, made)
    Europe (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1920-1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum set with diamonds and sapphires

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.186-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 30, shelf A, box 15

The concentration of densely-packed gemstones and their precise geometric arrangement is enhanced by the discreet platinum settings of this ring. Platinum was favoured in Art Deco jewellery because its strength allowed minimal quantities of metal to be used, giving the stones the greatest possible prominence.

Physical description

Ring with a central band of baguette cut diamonds with pointed ends, above and below which is a line of sapphires and emeralds, cut to fit the jagged edge of the diamonds and arranged in blocks of colour. Above and below is an outer band of brilliant-cut diamonds.

Place of Origin

United States (possibly, made)
Europe (possibly, made)

Date

1920-1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Platinum set with diamonds and sapphires

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.2 cm, Height: 0.6 cm

Descriptive line

Platinum ring set with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds. Europe or USA, 1920-30.

Materials

Platinum; Diamond; Sapphire

Techniques

Stone setting; Stone-cutting

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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