Stunning Art Deco 1920s diamond solitaire engagement ring
The gorgeous diamond is set in a platinum illusion setting that makes it look like around one carat
The charming old brilliant cut diamond is very clear and bright with immense sparkle
It is complemented by fabulous minimalist platinum shoulders
This beautiful ring would make a perfect engagement ring
Central diamond about 5.4mm across
Head of ring 6.5mm across
Carat weight circa 0.70 (looks larger due to the setting)
Colour H, Clarity VSI
Marked 18ct gold and platinum
This ring dates to the 1920s
It weighs 3.4 grams.
The diamond stands 5.6mm proud of the shank.
Size O (UK) 7.75 (USA) It would easily re size
It comes in the presentation box illustrated.
It is in excellent condition (shank a little thin at base)
Our ref: 2396
Caring for your solitaire diamond engagement ring
These fabulous stones are very hard and durable. So, to make sure your jewellery and stones are always in the best condition, it is important to know exactly how they should be cleaned and stored.
Sapphires, rubies and diamonds are very hard and are not prone to chipping, cracking or breaking, so please take care that they do not scratch softer gemstones in your jewellery box.
The best way to clean your ruby, diamond, and sapphire jewellery is with warm soapy water and a soft brush, avoiding soaking the stone. Always avoid harsh detergents, and never clean your jewellery with solvents such as alcohol.
Protect your ring with the following steps:
- Store it well – When you’re not wearing it, keep your ring in a safe place, such as its own section in a jewellery box.
- Take it off – Remove rings before getting your hands dirty, such as when cooking, gardening or washing dishes.
- Maintain it – Take it to your jeweller for maintenance every two or three years or so, or sooner if you notice any signs of the stone being loose.
- Avoid harsh chemicals – Whilst sapphires, rubies and diamonds are resilient against most liquids, even the hardest gemstone could have inclusions, cracks or quirks not visible to the naked eye. These features might, in turn, make them more susceptible to damage from harmful substances. To keep your ring gleaming, avoid any contact with acids, harsh chemicals and solutions.
- Keep it out of the heat – Sapphires diamonds and rubies stand up well to heat and light, but prolonged exposure can still damage both the stone and your ring band. Avoid setting your ring down where it may come into contact with high heat or steam.
- Apply your makeup first – If you use fragrances, skin care and hair care products, apply them and wash your hands before putting on any fine jewellery. Some of these products contain alcohol and other ingredients which will not only dirty your stones, but also diminish its long-term brilliance.
Brilliant Cut diamonds come in several guises, firstly and most importantly, round brilliant, then the others – oval brilliant, pear brilliant, marquise or boat brilliant, and heart brilliant, all have 57 or 58 facets.