A cute urban legend

Platinum has not always been considered to be a precious metal. Moreover, in Russia in the beginning of the 19th century, counterfeiters  used platinum as the core for their “golden roubels”, this because of platinum’s high gravity. When, around 1870, platinum started to be recognized as a precious metal the price of it rose accordingly, it is told that roubels were then cut in half in the hope of finding platinum inside…. Even if it is not true, it still makes a cute story.

Sparkling Precious Stones Art Deco Style Engagement Ring

Sparkling Precious Stones Art Deco Style Engagement Ring

Sparkling Precious Stones Art Deco Style Engagement Ring

One Absolutely Beautiful Ladies Diamond & Peridot Engagement Ring ! This Stunning Art Deco style Ring, circa 1930, contains one spectacular Emerald-Cut Genuine Green Peridot with a weight of 5.50 Carats, measuring an impressive 12 x 9.7mm. Strong Intense Shades of Bright Green, that exhibit Great Brilliance and Wonderful Sparkle. Elegant row contains 14 old mine brilliant cut diamonds totaling 1.40 Carats. The Platinum Mounting is Solid, Heavy, extremely Well Made and comfortable to wear. The overall condition is excellent. Ring weight is 8.7 Grams! The top of ring measures 18 x 16mm. Ring size Continental: 54 & 17¼ , Size US: 6¾ , Size UK: N. Free resizing.

If you love Peridot, you’ll love this ring !

… une bague de bon goût …

Platinum Estate Cocktail Ring Art Deco Inspired : Diamonds, Sapphires & Emeralds

 

Platinum Estate Cocktail Ring Art Deco Inspired : Diamonds, Sapphires & Emeralds

Platinum Estate Cocktail Ring Art Deco Inspired : Diamonds, Sapphires & Emeralds

This magnificent ring showcases the fine art of European jeweler work. A flower of sparkling precious stones rests on a platinum band with elegant and simple lines. This jewel would be a fantastic cocktail ring or engagement ring, very special ! Although recently made, Circa 1980s, the artist making this ring was clearly inspired by the Art Deco style.

• Diamonds: One modern brilliant cut diamond .67 Carats (color approx. J/K, clarity approx. si) and 34 modern brilliant cut diamonds .70 Carats.

• Total diamond weight: 1.40 Carats.

• Sapphires : 12 calibrated square cut sapphires

• Emeralds : six pear shaped cabochon cut emeralds

• Hallmarks: 950 indicating a platinum alloy of 95%

The condition of this ring is excellent : no trace of wear, looks hardly worn. Delivered with its authenticity certificate. The ring weighs 6.20 Grams and the finger US size is 7¼ (It is our pleasure to resize the ring for you at our expense).

… je te donne cette fleur précieuse …

In the hands of the beholder…

Stunning French Art Deco Hinged Platinum Lorgnette With Rose Cuts And Onyx

Stunning French Art Deco Hinged Platinum Lorgnette With Rose Cuts And Onyx

French Art Deco platinum lorgnette
(a real eye-catcher)

A lorgnette (or face-à-main) is a pair of glasses (or opera glasses) held by a long handle at one side mostly used by the (well-to-do) ladies.

This particular type of lorgnette has a hidden system in its stem that, by moving it slowly down with the tip of your fingers, will release a spring that will open the closed lorgnette with one glass and makes it into a double-glassed lorgnette.

Craftfully worked out in platinum and richly covered with rose cut diamonds and little carré calibrated stones makes this utensil a true jewel.

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