Art Deco Diamond trilogy ring, set in platinum square setting, gold band.
This is a century-old antique ring whose elegant face is entirely platinum. This platinum gallery is pavé (flush) set with three, ‘old cut’ genuine diamonds. From the side, the gallery sits relatively high above the bridge leaving three windows of rectangular 'air space'. The bridge below the gallery and the band are both 18k yellow gold—a common standard for rings set with diamonds at this time. The band is an elegant knife-edge shape, meaning it isn't domed or squared off, but is almost a sloping triangle shape with a high ridge down the center.
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 Yellow Gold, Platinum Setting & Diamonds.
SIZE: 6.5 (US). Can be resized upon request.
DIMENSIONS: diamond gallery/bridge is 3.5 wide x 12.5mm long x 4mm high. Band is 1.5mm at its widest and tapers down to .75mm where it joins the gallery. The band height is 1.5mm almost all around, increasing to 2mm where it joins the gallery.
MARKS: "Gold & Plat"
CONDITION of Diamonds & Setting: Excellent.
BIRTHSTONE: April (Diamond)