SOLD: Late Art Deco ruby ring with round and baguette diamonds, circa 1940


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An unheated ruby of about one and a half carats is the star of this appealing ring from about 1940.

The surround features round and baguette diamonds in a stepped-down design typical of the Art Deco period.

It is robust enough for an engagement ring.

White gold was back in fashion, and these later Art Deco rings are a little more solid in construction than some of the earlier fine platinum ones.

Rubies and sapphires are both corundum, and the hardest gemstones after diamonds. Their durability makes them a popular choice for a ring to wear every day.


• Handmade in 18-carat white gold with a platinum top
• Oval natural pinkish red unheated ruby measures 7.2 x 6.5 x 3.5mm, estimated at 1.50 carats
• Eight round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to total 0.40 carats, graded set as G-H/VS-SI
• Four baguette cut diamonds estimated to total 0.22 carats, graded set as G-H/VS
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $13,500
• Size approximately 6 3/4 or N, but easily resized free of charge
• Face of ring is 11.4mm (just under 1/2 inch) tall
• Weight is 4.8 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique box is not for sale)
• Note: the sapphire ring has sold

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

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

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