Machine Age Ruby & Diamond Band
A cool antique half eternity ring dating from the 1920s. The head is set with alternating rubies and diamonds in square millegrain bezel mounts that taper ever-so-slightly away from centre. An open gallery allows light behind the stones, enhancing their colour and brightness, and marks inside the band confirm the metals: 18ct gold and platinum.
The 'Machine Age' was a period during the first half of the 20th century, from roughly 1915 to 1935, bookended by the 'Gilded Age' (or 'Belle Epoque') and the 'Space Age'. During this era, industrial progress (mechanisation and mass production), the sudden popularity of the automobile, and mass broadcast media were the defining elements of a particular form of modernity. Henry Ford noted that:
Machinery is accomplishing in the world what man has failed to do by preaching, propaganda, or the written word.
Indeed, the new machines were often cited as the embodiment of progress, science, and a new technological enlightenment - and, naturally, this new aesthetic filtered through to architecture, fashion, and jewellery design.
Era: Art Deco, circa 1920
Ring size: O 1/2 or 7/5 US. Resizable for £35
Head size: 13.4mm by 3.1mm
Stones: Ruby and Diamond
Marks: Stamped 18ct and PLAT
Condition: Great antique condition
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This includes a valuation for insurance purposes, item specifics, date, and origins (where applicable)
Gemstones are tested by an accredited gemmologist (Cert GA, Gemmological Association of Great Britain)
Express shipping is free of charge and carbon offset
Tracked and insured with signature on delivery
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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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