Art Deco Millegrain "Toi et Moi" Ring
Charming antique diamond cluster ring dating from the Art Deco era, circa 1920. The head features two principal stones - toi et moi, or 'you and me' - set in platinum and finished in the finest millegrain beadwork. The band is crafted in rich 18ct yellow gold creating a pleasing warm/cool contrast with the head and the diamonds.
Jewellers began working with platinum towards the end of the 19th century, when technology allowed them to work metal at higher temperatures. It was suddenly possible to employ finer and more delicate designs, on account of the metal's strength and durability (relative to gold and silver). In addition to the high temps, it took metallurgists a while to realise there were alloys present in the ore, not just platinum, and then figure out the best ratios of platinum and palladium for strength and hardness.
Era: Art Deco circa 1920
Ring size: 6.75 US or N UK/AUS. Resizable for £35.
Head size: 12.3mm by 7.1mm
Stones: Single cut diamonds (aka eight-cuts)
Marks: Stamped 18ct & PLAT. WG&S maker's mark.
Condition: Great antique condition. Back of the band is worn to a subtle knife edge where it's been worn alongside a wedding band.
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Gemstones are tested by an accredited gemmologist (Cert GA, Gemmological Association of Great Britain)
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We offer detailed and accurate condition reports on each listing. These pieces are antique, vintage, or pre-loved, often over 100 years old so they're going to have lived a life. A healthy patina and the odd scuff/scrape are quite normal... it's part of their charm! Everything we present has been checked over by our jeweller and should be good for wear for many years to come (unless otherwise stated) but please remember to treat them with appropriate care and consideration for their age.
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