Antique Art Deco Shield Ring
Antique Art deco oval shield ring with three old european cut diamonds 14ct gold
This powerful, yet very gentle Art Deco ring is ready to be loved (again) for the next 100 years :)
The ring is handmade during a period where women could use their sense of fashion to fight for autonomy and recognition. Men had to leave their jobs in order to fight in the war and gradually more and more women entered the workforce. This brought women a sense of independence, and thus fashion had transformed from the formality of the Edwardian era and the war time years to fun and practical styles!
Corsets disappeared and dresses became shorter and in a sense more playful and cool rather than dainty and 'figure hugging'. This freedom and sense of fun was reflected in the new, exciting jewellery styles and fashions. Jewelry pieces crafted during this historical design period reflect the growing optimism of the times, the surge of expanded social freedoms, modern technological developments and new never-before-seen artistic movements.
In terms of jewelry and jewelry styles during this period, many notice that square, oval, and rectangle shapes were popular and highly in demand during the art deco era. Sometimes a variety of geometric shapes were used together to create a complex piece with interesting lines. Often, these shapes have straight lines and angles, although curves are sometimes part of the design. The millgrain effect was a very popular method for decoration especially on rings. It was achieved by using a knurling tool that made the tiny beads that you can see on this ring. The jewelry from this specific era represents the glamorous, fun, and flamboyant period!
14ct white gold
Old european cut diamonds
Size 8 US and easily resizable
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