Although the style movement took place from 1908 - 1938, 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.”
The burnished patina and filigreed, scalloped shank on this white gold, onyx and diamond ring indicate that it is an early Deco piece. This would have been a modern statement ring for a lady to wear during the early twentieth century. Today, it is perfect to pair with any outfit, and is a great one to transition from work, to shopping, to an evening out sharing a bottle of Bubbly! We love the classic black onyx (did we mention that our favorite color is black?), the "diamond in a diamond" motif at the center, and the fancy, structured Belais shank. A ring from yesteryear still so full of style!
Size (can be resized): 4.75
Dimensions: Ring top is 23mm x 15mm
Weight: 2.9 grams
Materials: Gold, onyx, diamond
Metal: 14K white gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition