Petite Art Deco Diamond rectangular cluster trilogy ring.
This sweet antique ring features a trilogy setting of three small diamonds set into a platinum cluster, outlined by a border of yellow gold. This platinum and diamond gallery almost appears to float slightly above its the gold frame as there is a minute 'air space' in between the two. The trio of ‘old cut’ genuine diamonds is pavé (flush) set in the platinum, a popular metal a century ago for setting diamonds. The 18 Karat yellow gold band is a simple, squared band, which nicely echoes the shape of the gallery. Having been found in the UK, the hallmarks reflect the British spelling of '18CT', and there is a clear Maker's Mark of 'A Bros', which is believed to be the mark Adie Brothers, jewelers and silversmiths who were active in the 1920's in the UK.
A note about the trilogy style of ring:
A trilogy ring is a ring with a cluster of three stones set in a station or gallery along the top of the band. The center stone can be larger, more embellished, or set higher than the two side flanking stones, which are identical. The three stones together symbolize the Past, the Present (center stone), and the Future.
A note about old cut diamonds:
Old cuts date from a time when each diamond was hand cut in natural light according to the diamond's best qualities and the eye of the cutter. The facets may be slightly irregular as a result and the very base tip of the stone is cut flat. Today's brilliant cut diamonds, on the other hand, require precise instruments and the stones are typically classified to meet the standard of the size and cut, the faceting of which is calibrated to allow the maximum refraction of light within the stone.
We particularly favor diamond rings from the Edwardian and Art Deco eras which fall roughly in between 1900-1930, when the ornate Victorian and Art Nouveau styles were giving way to more modern and streamlined motifs. Settings and galleries were designed most often in elegant, architectural combinations of odd numbers--featured alone, in three's as here, and even five's, set into a simple and pleasing geometry of circles, squares and rectangles.
We imagine that this ring would make a wonderful engagement ring or stacking band, to commemorate an anniversary, celebrate an April birthday, or delight its new owner just because it is beautiful worn alone or in a group.
MATERIALS: 18K, Platinum Setting and Natural Diamonds.
SIZE: 5 (US). Can be resized upon request.
DIMENSIONS: diamond setting is 2.5mm high x 8mm long. Band is 2mm all around
HALLMARKS: A. BROS, 18CT, PLAT., D 54
CONDITION of Diamond & Setting: Very Good.
BIRTHSTONE: April (Diamond)