Art Deco Spinel & Diamond Cluster Ring c.1940
A beautiful Art Deco spinel & diamond ring.
This stylish ring has an oval cut red spinel set within a border of 14 old cut diamonds in a classic oval cluster design.
The spinel is mounted with yellow gold claws with a platinum coronet setting around the diamonds. The ring has plain tapered shoulders onto a 'D' shaped shank and is very low set to the finger.
The ring is in beautiful condition.
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.
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: Spinel estimated 1.65 carats.
Total diamond weight estimated 0.50 carats
Head of ring 1.45 cm in length, 1.3 cm at widest point
Ring Size: M (UK) 6.5 (US) 53 (EUR) This ring can be resized by our goldsmith at no extra cost.
Hallmarks: Unmarked, tests as 18ct gold & platinum