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Ring

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum, rock crystal and diamonds

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    M.127-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 30, shelf A, box 17

As Art Deco moved from colour to an all white look at the end of the 1920s, the icy combination of diamonds, rock crystal and platinum came to the fore. The geometry and the minimalism of this ring illustrate the severity and strength of Art Deco design.

Physical description

Ring with a domed semi-circular bezel of pavé-set diamonds flanked by rock crystal panels, the shoulders following the line of the bezel are also set with diamonds.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Platinum, rock crystal and diamonds

Dimensions

Depth: 2.4 cm, Width: 2.0 cm, Height: 1.3 cm

Descriptive line

Platinum, rock crystal and diamond ring. Made in France, about 1930.

Materials

Platinum; Rock crystal; Diamonds

Techniques

Stone setting; Stone-cutting

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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