Art Deco Pink Spinel & Diamond 3 Stone Ring c.1930
A fabulous Art Deco pink spinel and diamond ring.
This elegant ring has a vibrant pink cushion cut spinel to the centre with an old cut diamond to each side. The head of the ring has platinum claws with a scalloped v shape between each claw and a grooved gold bezel. The ring has slightly tapered shoulders onto a plain shank typical of the period.
This beautiful ring would make a wonderful unique engagement ring as it is low set to the hand and perfect for everyday wear.
Spinel is a gemstone that has been confused with ruby and sapphire for hundreds of years. Several of the most spectacular spinels ever discovered have been mounted in "crown jewels" under the assumption that they were rubies or sapphires. The most famous being the "Black Prince's Ruby" in the British Imperial State Crown. In India the spinel is revered as the king of gemstones and the most highly prized of all.
Spinel occurs in the same colours as rubies and sapphires and is formed under the same geological conditions. They were recognised as a separate gemstone in the mid 1800's.
Era: Art Deco, c.1925 - 1940
Measurements: Natural pink spinel 2.50 carats (known weight)
Total diamond weight estimated 1.30 carats H/I VS/SI quality
Ring Size: P 1/2 (UK) 8 1/4 (US) 57 (EUR) This ring can be resized by our goldsmith at no extra cost
Hallmarks: Unmarked - tests as 18ct gold and platinum