Art Deco diamond solitaire ring with stepped shoulders, circa 1940


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This style of engagement ring, popular between the two world wars, is one of many variations on an Art Deco theme.

A central round brilliant diamond in a square setting is flanked by stepped-down shoulders, reminiscent of a ziggurat.

This pretty example is made from 18-carat white gold with a platinum top setting, and is in as-new condition despite being about 80 years old.

The charming sides with their leaf-like pattern were achieved by heavy presses forming both the overall shape and decoration.

This type of ring is delicate, using less gold than a fully handcrafted example.

This means that, even though it was made as an engagement ring, I would not advise wearing a wedding band or another ring against it every day as the friction would cause wear to the sides before many years passed.

On its own, it’s totally suitable for daily wear.


• Handmade in 18-carat white gold and platinum
• Round brilliant cut diamond estimated at 0.20 carats, graded set as G-H/SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $3,750
• Size approximately 6 3/4 or N, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 2.9 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other rings are for sale separately (some have sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of them

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

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

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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