The era we now know as “Art Deco” received its moniker from the Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, which was largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Emphasis was placed on the association of art and modern industry. In 1917, David Belais of Belais Brothers submitted his special formula of white gold; the patent was applied for in October of 1918, and approved in 1920. The Belais alloy became so popular, that during the 1920s, white gold was sometimes referred to as “Belais metal.”
If Art Deco is your favorite era in jewelry design, this ring is a must-have for you! Set in structured 14 karat white gold, the shank is a testimony to Art Deco in itself! The shoulders have open work leaves and bow motifs, and the ring top is an iconic industrial inspired grill that showcases an ovular carved onyx stone with a diamond in the middle. We are loving the two surface textures achieved on the onyx - one matte, and one glossy. An absolute classic, this ring is as commanding as the Empire State Building!
Size (can be resized): 8.25
Weight: 4.6 grams
Materials: Gold, onyx, diamond
Metal: 14K white gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition