E 586 Art Deco Ruby and Pearl Ring set in 18 Karat Gold:


This is a custom made ring circa 1920 which has the form and design of a quality Deco piece. The ring is set with four creamy perfect Pearls at 3.5mm's each. The gemstones at the top and the bottom to the rings face at natural red/pink Rubies. The Ruby gemstone are round hand cut at 40 points of a carat each. The center of the set gemstone is a band holding 5 natural Spinel gems at .03 points each. The pinkish red Rubies enhance the creamy Pearls
Information on Ruby Gemstones:
“Ruby: King of Precious Stones--Ruby has been the world's most valued gemstone for thousands of years. Ruby was said to be the most precious of the twelve stones God created when he created all things and this "lord of gems" was placed on Aaron's neck by God's command. The bible says that wisdom is "more precious than rubies," that is to say very valuable indeed. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called ratnaraj, or "king of precious stones" and ratnanayaka, "leader of precious stones." Ruby is the gem quality of the mineral corundum, one of the most durable minerals, which exists, a crystalline form of aluminum oxide. Corundum has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale and is also extremely tough. In its common form, it is even used as an abrasive.
Rubies are precious stones and a member of the corundum family. Rubies range in color from the classic deep red to pink to purple to brown. Rubies are extremely hard; only diamonds are harder. During the Renaissance, people thought that rubies could counteract poison.

Information Art Deco Jewelry 1915 to 1930:
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.
The inspiration for this style was as far-reaching as Oriental, African and South American Art and as varied as Cubism and Fauvism, both popular movements at the time. The term “Cubism” was often used to describe jewelry of this era because of the angles, geometric lines and figurative representations used in its execution. A desire to eliminate the flowing lines of Art Nouveau and distill designs to their rudimentary geometric essence, thus eliminating seemingly unnecessary ornament, resulted in the cleaner and more rigid lines employed in Art Deco jewelry.
The most characteristic feature of Art Deco jewelry is the emphasis on bold, geometric designs. Lines were straight and linear. The ring is a size 7 1/4 but can be resized larger or smaller if needed. The gold setting and gemstones are in excellent condition and strong to wear.

Price: $795.00