Late Art Deco .90 CTW 14k Gold and Platinum Salt and Pepper Gray Diamond Ring Dated December 1937

Late Art Deco .90 CTW 14k Gold and Platinum Salt and Pepper Gray Diamond Ring Dated December 1937


Inscribed on the shank interior with the date December 6, 1937 as well as the initials of the giver to the recipient, this Art Deco ring is surely one of a kind. Its design is that of the late Deco period, with touches of taste that dawned in the 1940s, including the square setting fashioned with four prongs that resemble florets. The center stone is markedly unusual for the era, as it is a gray diamond, charmingly speckled throughout. This kind of diamond would be classified today as a light salt and pepper stone. It is faceted into a round brilliant cut and reflects light beautifully, but boasts so much more depth and visual interest than its clearer counterparts. This incredible center diamond is a large .80 carats.

The shoulders are both adorned with a row of five channel-set diamonds, the settings accented with the most delicate milgrain around the channel’s opening. These shoulders are also angled slightly into a soft ‘v’ shape toward the center stone, an interesting geometric feature heralding from Art Deco design. The face of the ring and all eleven diamonds are set within solid platinum, while the shank tests for solid 14k yellow gold. Platinum is the most durable metal setting, perhaps the reason this piece has maintained its artful integrity so well for over 80 years.

This unforgettable ring is singular in design and taste, a testament to Deco design and the fidelity of marriage. Propose to your partner with this symbol of timelessness and dedication, and rest assured no one else on earth has this ring, just as no one else has your love.

  • US Size: 4.75

  • Total Yellow Gold & Platinum Combined Weight: 1.40 dwt

  • Total Stone Weight: Approx. .90 ctw

  • Band Material: 14k Yellow Gold with Platinum carriage/settings/mounts

  • Center Stone Type: Diamond

  • Center Stone Count: One (1)

  • Center Stone Carat Weight: .80 ct

  • Center Stone Dimensions: 6.00 x 6.05 x 3.55 mm

  • Center Stone Shape: Round Brilliant Cut

  • Center Stone Color Grade: J; Gray with Black and White Speckling

  • Center Stone Clarity Grade: I2

  • Side Stone Type: Diamond

  • Side Stone Count: Ten (10)

  • Side Stone Carat Weight: .10 ctw

  • Side Stone Dimensions: 1.30 mm

  • Side Stone Shapes: Round Brilliant Cut

  • Side Stone Color Grade: G

  • Side Stone Clarity Grade: SI2

  • Markings: Unmarked but tests for 14k yellow gold & platinum; “L.J.G. to C.M.G. 12-6-37”

  • Epoch: c. 1937

Prior to procurement, this ring was evaluated and verified by an independent Graduate Gemologist. All diamond and gemstone grading was done under GIA standards as the mounting permits, where gemstones are present, and where mountings impede accurate measurements, approximated dimensions are provided. All weights and measurements were professionally estimated and approximate, and industry standard and accepted treatments for gemstones are assumed unless otherwise noted. 

All items in Revival’s inventory are in vintage condition; all jewelry procured bears wear to finish and stones that is consistent with age and use. Be sure to have prongs checked yearly, and note that most rings may easily be resized at your preferred jeweler at nominal cost. Keep in mind that photographs cannot accurately capture the luminosity, reflectivity or refractivity of diamonds and gemstones.

All fine jewelry purchases will arrive professionally cleaned, polished and buffed. Items will be discreetly and safely packaged, with insurance included in every purchase. Should you have any questions, be sure to ask prior to purchasing.

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