Antique Art Deco Filigree Diamond and Sapphire Belais Ring 18k White Gold
Amazing (almost) antique Art Deco filigree ring (c. 1920s) with diamonds and sapphires in 18k white gold made by Belais, an early manufacturer of white gold alloys in the U.S. that became very well known for their high-quality jewelry. The architectural-inspired details of the setting along with 5 antique-cut diamonds makes this unique ring a sparkly statement!
The ring features 3 larger old European cut diamonds, the precursor to the modern round brilliant cut. These diamonds were carefully cut by hand to maximize weight and sparkle, and are known for their quirks: unlike the perfectly cut diamonds we see today, these have asymmetrical facets and aren't perfectly round. These diamonds sparkle with a lots of inner fire, especially in low light situations, and have a lot of personality! Vintage collectors often prefer antique cuts like these for their unique charm, as no two diamonds were ever cut the same. The ring also has 2 smaller, single-cut diamonds for extra sparkle! Diamonds total about .29 cts, with SI-VS clarity (older stones tend to have much lower clarity grades than modern stones, but still have lots of sparkle). Finally, 2 triangular sapphires accent the sides with gorgeous, rich blue color (approx. .15 ct).
Top of ring measures approx. 21 mm x 16 mm (.82 in x .62 in)
Hallmarked and tested 18k. In good vintage condition, with expected wear for age.
Size: 5.75. See our chart for how to measure your finger! Resizable.
All jewelry is thoroughly cleaned before being sent to customers.