A fine piece of Victorian history. This 18k gold pre-art deco ruby and diamond gypsy set ring is hallmarked for Birmingham c 1911. It has lovely detailing on its gallery and shoulders. It is perfect for a ring stack, a gift for yourself or a special person, or even a vintage engagement ring. It consists of a gold mount set with three beautifully spaced rubies, with two old cut diamonds.
Good antique condition, with some surface wear and the band is slightly out of shape.
Weight: 3.04 grams
A quick history lesson on vintage jewelry: The 1920s were a time of dramatic changes in many areas, including the styles of fashion and jewelry. The Art Nouveau movement, which was popular before Art Deco, focused on curving lines, delicate details and natural imagery. In jewelry, figures of women with fairy wings and images from nature were popular, as well as subtle, soft-looking stones such as moonstone and pearl. With the advent of Art Deco, these trends transformed into bolder, more geometric styles, while maintaining the attention to detail. Diamonds were often placed in combination with onyx for a sharp, black and white contrast, or colored gems like emeralds and rubies to form abstract designs.