SOLD: Art Deco aquamarine and diamond cocktail ring, inscribed 1939


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This Art Deco aquamarine ring has so much going for it, including a very interesting inscription.

The intense blue stone is unusually shallow for an aquamarine of such a good hue, enabling the ring to sit low on the finger in its finely pierced platinum mount.

The cut-off corners are an uncommon modification to the traditional four-sided rectangular cut.

Baguette cut diamonds lie along these facets, interspersed with round and square diamonds in a delicate frame.

A further baguette on each shoulder completes the elegant and pretty look.

This has all the characteristics of a pre-World War Two ring, and is a precursor to the later, larger cocktail rings we normally see.

And the inscription confirms this. It’s dated 2.9.39 (September 2 in the UK format, and I suspect this is an English ring) – the day after war was declared.

One wonders if this was a coincidence or if there is a hidden story marking this momentous time.


• Handmade in platinum
• Rectangular mid-blue natural aquamarine measuring 11.5 x 8.7 x 4.9mm estimated at 3.42 carats
• 12 single cut round diamonds estimated to total 0.24 carats, graded set as G-H/SI
• Eight needle baguette cut diamonds estimated to total 0.22 carats, graded set as G-H/SI
• Two carré cut diamonds on the sides estimated to total 0.08 carats, graded set as G-H/VS-SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $10,250
• Size approximately 6 1/4 or M, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 5.3 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique box is not for sale)

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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