Art Deco Platinum 3.59ct Diamond Cluster RingIrene Byrne & Co
We love this 1930s Art Deco diamond dome cluster ring. A hard to find piece, in mint condition. This ring features 8 old European cut diamonds weighting a whopping 2.84ct with 36 additional diamonds surrounding them bringing the total to 3.59ct all set in platinum. All diamonds are graded a fantastic colour and clarity and we are obsessing over this ring from every angle when tried on.
Design: Art Deco
Cut: Old European
Carat: 2 = 1.54ct
6 = 1.30ct
36 = 0.75ct
Measurement: 2.30mm band
Art Deco (1920 - 1939):
It can be argued that the Art Deco period actually started before the 1920s, however it is agreed that it really took off after the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries) in Paris, 1925. Drawing on influences from earlier art movements such as Cubism and Bauhaus, the style took traditional jewellery design and through it out the window. The soft, flowing lines inspired by nature from the previous eras were gone. Instead sharp, geometrical designs took centre stage and countries such as Asia and Egypt became the primary source of inspiration.
Platinum and white gold were the prominent metals used to set stones, diamonds were popularly being set and contrasted with black onyx and the bright colours of jade, coral, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. This design style resulted in some of the most amazing and influential designs to ever have come out of the industry.