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Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring Unheated Burmese Ruby Diamond Ring

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An original art deco circa 1930s handmade platinum unheated bright red Burmese ruby and old European cut diamond ring.

This sparkling couture hand crafted ring is an original piece from the Art Deco period and not a reproduction.

I have never seen another similar antique diamond ring to this. I love the unique interpretation of the romantic sentiment of yesterday today and tomorrow to symbolise eternal love. The gorgeous ruby accents which are vivid red just took my breath away. They give this beautiful art deco diamond ring an elegance and femininity which just shines when you look at this piece. It almost has a floral look to it- it's exuberant and happy.

The selection of diamonds is wonderful they are each perfectly matched for color and are excellent cut. Being old European cut diamonds they are exponentially more fiery than modern ideal round brilliant cut diamonds you see dispersion everywhere and the scintillation is divine.

In total there are 2.02 carats of VS1/SI1 clarity I/J/K color diamonds which measure respectively 0.57 carats, 0.50 carats, 0.36 carats, 0.26 carats, 0.25 carats and 0.08 carats. These stones have excellent cuts and stunning polish.

Just the pretty vivid red natural unheated untreated Burmese ruby accents alone weigh 0.28 carats. Once again the attention to detail just shines as each gorgeous gem ruby has been hand selected to match the others for perfect red color and exceptional loupe clean clarity. Often in the art deco era synthetic rubies were used in fine jewelry to achieve this sort of color match as it is so rare to find rubies which perfectly match in this astonishing red. Not so with this divine art deco platinum engagement ring every ruby accent is a natural gem.

The total ruby and diamond weight 2.30 carats.

Currently this heirloom antique old European cut diamond ring is a size 7 1/4 USA sizing. It can be resized 1 1/2 American sizes either way with ease.

This beautiful 1930s engagement ring could not be replaced with a similar item on the market today. It is a one of a kind handmade piece from the era set with the most perfectly cut exquisite quality gems all of which are untreated. There would be few jewelers left today who could make a ring like this by hand in solid platinum.

Unfortunately, in the last two decades many rubies seen in modern jewelry and rubies set as replacements in vintage and antique jewelry have had the color induced by high temperature heating in chemicals such as beryllium. This is called diffusion treatment and includes surface diffusion, bulk diffusion, lattice diffusion and deep diffusion. There are also sapphires treated heavily with beryllium treatment to imitate rubies. In recent years rubies have been clarity enhanced by filling any fissures or cracks with molten lead glass, sometimes the glass is colored as well, with time the filler falls out or goes cloudy ruining the stone. Polymer resins can be used in a similar way. Oftentimes this clarity enhancement may appear on certificates as the note(s) “residues” or “minor residues” or perhaps “foreign substance”. Colored coatings can be applied to the back of a ruby. These treatments are unacceptable and such treated stones are of very low value. We do not sell rubies with these treatments. These rubies are natural unheated and untreated as they were mined and are of fine gem quality.

Full appraisal documents shall accompany this glorious antique ring.

It will be sent in a fine ring presentation box ready for gifting and for safe keeping forever.

This ring is one of my two favorite engagement rings we have in stock at the moment. It just shines in it's uniqueness and quality. I have never seen another like it.

The photos form part of the description. Like all colored stones there is a color variation that occurs in different lighting conditions both inside but also outside, even the time of day can make the color of a stone appear a little different. We do our best to show colors as we see them. Color perception is highly individual and some people can perceive more colors than others, also colors can appear somewhat different on different screens and devices due to variations in screen hardware and device display settings.

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