Art Deco 18k White Gold .44 CT Fancy Filigree Diamond Ring 9 –
This is a very fancy 1920s early Art Deco 18K white gold and natural mined, original, non enhanced, diamond filigree ring. It is jeweler tested and guaranteed to be solid 18k white gold. The setting is gorgeous with deep engraved Art Deco geometric cut work on the front, sides and back that is mixed in with the fancy filigree open work. This forms a lovely, intricate setting for the natural mined brilliant diamond in the center. There is also tiny fancy engraved work going down the sides. The front and back, above and below the diamond, have a rounded puffy look that enhances the setting even further.
It is from an estate and in very good to excellent condition. The diamond is excellent. No cracks, chips, flakes, abrasions etc… No damage. The 90 year old setting has some age wear. The bottom of the band is thin as is normally expected on an early 1920s Art Deco ring and it has had a prior resize. Although the band is thin it is still secure enough to wear the way it is but you may want the jeweler to thicken the band at some point down the line. The fineness and delicacy with which the bands on these early rings were made is a also a strong indicator of its 1920s age. There is also one very, very tiny, .5mm, fine hairline cut in the filigree that is not eye visible at all. Only found with a loupe. Likely from the original hand cut work but could be from age/use.
The center stone is a fine quality SI1/2 clean, early brilliant cut, natural diamond. It is extremely crisp, clear, bright, and sparkly. Very, very eye clean and showy. You can clearly see through the facets. No visible inclusions. Slightly imperfect having a tiny bit of carbon only found with magnification. Color is H/I/J near colorless having little visible color when examining it close up with movement. It faces up icy white and showy. This diamond has an unusual abundance of life with plenty of sparkle. It looks beautiful. There are 2 well matched diamond accents flanking the center stone. These are also very bright, white and sparkly. Total carat diamond weight is approximately .44 carat. Center stone is .38 carat.
Ring size is 9. Weight is 2.4 grams. This is a stunning 1920s Art Deco diamond ring in solid 18K gold for any collection. It is beautifully made with fine quality diamonds and good presence. The center diamond is very showy and noticeable!! Hard to find one of these early rings in a large size 9!!!