A fantastic original Art Deco platinum four stone diamond ring in platinum. An iconic design with strong geometric form so redolent of the Art Deco period. Manufactured by one of Englands most outstanding jewellery companies Alabaster and Wilson in Birmingham. Their archive confirms that the serial number for this particular ring (33281) shows it was made in the period from 1935-1938.*
Presented in a Roman setting with millegrain tips to secure two Old European cut diamonds 0.30ct total with two small 0.03ct French cut stones. French cut diamonds were seen in this era revealing a really interesting cut, like tiny pyramids. Finally there are six eight-cut diamonds on the shoulders of the ring. This super diamond ring would be a dream engagement ring and has such character with the strong Art Deco lines and unusual cut stones all set in platinum.
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*What I can tell you is that the ring was made sometime between March 1st 1935 and June 21st 1938 as the book where all of the details are written down covers order numbers 32666 to 36208. If I can find out any more I will do so with pleasure and let you know immediately!
Extract from Stephen Alabaster memo November 2020
RING SIZE - UK S / US 9 / EU 60 ¼
DIMENSIONS -The ring is 20mm wide and stands 2mm high on the finger. The head of the ring 11 mm H x 8mm W.
WEIGHT – 3.88g
CARAT WEIGHT –
2 x 0.15ct Old European Cut diamonds
2 x 0.04ct French Cut diamonds
6 x 0.02 Eight Cut Diamonds
Total estimated weight 0.50ct
COLOR – G-H
CLARITY – VS1
CUT- Old European/French Cut/Eight Cut
MATERIALS – Platinum/Diamonds
HALLMARK – Stamped “PT” for platinum (Confirmed by Alabaster & Wilson made 1935-1938 Serial number 33281)
CONDITION – This ring is in very good condition considering the overall age. The stones are well set and secure. There are minor scratches to the metalwork as would-be expected.