This exquisite, classic ring is detailed with the most delightful surprise. Six slender prongs hold a dazzlingly colorful 1.18ct old European cut diamond. The stone is hand cut, and filled with the lovely chunky rainbows that make us love antique diamonds. Close examination reveals the most delicate little platinum flowers tucked between the prongs, with a few more blooms engraved into the shoulders. Even with all this detail, the stone sits gracefully low to the hand, and the lines of the ring are simple and elegant. A real beauty. Platinum, ca.1925.
This remarkable ring is by a company called Van Craeynest. They have been making fine, die-struck rings in California since the 1920’s. Each ring is meticulously hand finished with chasing and engraving. Replete with sprays of flowers, delicate scrolling tendrils and fantastic gold “netting” panels, it is set with a bright .35ct center diamond. An extraordinary piece for anyone who appreciates incredible metalwork. 18K yellow gold, contemporary.
Arched supports hold a brilliant white .38ct diamond aloft, while a river of tiny accent diamonds seems to flow underneath it. Despite the delightful dimensional quality of this ring, everything still hugs exceptionally close to the finger. This lovely delivers a graceful, super low profile and maximum easy to wear sparkle. Platinum, ca.1935.
Each ring in our “Dewdrop” line features a distinctive antique diamond, simply set into an antique wedding band. The glittering result is durable, easy to wear, 100% recycled, and completely unique. This example holds a particularly special diamond, a .54ct old mine cushion that was hand cut ca.1870. The softly square corners are accentuated by a smooth platinum bezel. For the band, we chose a simple, slender, rose gold wedding band. Platinum and 14k rose gold.
All is smooth and bright when you wear this enchanting ring. A pure white, oval cut .32ct diamond nestles in a tapered ribbon of platinum. The silky surface is engraved with stylized orange blossoms and trimmed with delicate milgrain, ensuring sweet dreams. More pretty blooms are pierced into the airy under gallery too. The oval is a hard to find cut, and this is a particularly pretty one that is well proportioned and elegant. Smooth and comfortable as a silk nightgown, The Dream is wonderful on its own, or snuggled against a band. Platinum ca.1935.
A pair of perfect little tulips flank a bright white, brilliant cut .36ct. center diamond. Plenty of sparkle and crisp bold shapes add a playful twist to this classic form. Sparkling diamonds, polished platinum, and a sweetly vintage design. What more can you ask for? Platinum ca. 1940.
What a charmer! We have seen larger rings with this sort of meticulous sapphire work, but we have never before seen one this petit and adorable. The antique .15ct diamond is encircled with calibrè cut natural sapphires, and a line of tiny accent diamonds extends across each shoulder. A platinum top holds all the stones, while a warm yellow gold shank wraps smoothly around the finger. So much great Art Deco design packed into this sweet little ring! Platinum and 14k yellow gold, ca 1920.
Distinctive brickwork panels flank a bright white .25ct hand cut antique diamond, making a ring that is streamlined but deeply textured and intriguing. The linear openwork between the bricks is balanced by graceful swags of filigree in the under gallery. The entire ring is smooth and low to the hand, hugging the finger close, and letting the diamond glint and shine. 18k white gold, ca 1935.
A bright .15ct old European cut diamond is surrounded by an airy net of delicate white gold thread-work, making the top of the ring seem to gracefully float about the hand. Satiny ribbon motifs then gather across the netting, and wind around the shank in a loosely braided pattern. What a pretty ring! 18k white gold, ca.1930.
We love this ring for its delicate, almost ethereal filigree, a style rarely found in yellow gold. The honey tones of the mounting embrace a .67ct. bright, old European cut diamond. All the detail is tucked under the stone, which sits a little higher, so the silhouette stays slender and neat. Touches of engraving add even more texture and definition to this refined and ravishing ring. 14k yellow gold, ca 1935.
A ravishing, intricate ring that glitters all around with tiny diamonds and delicate, lacy platinum. A .50ct vintage diamond, held in a smooth bezel, seems to float in the center. Extraordinarily detailed with scrolling openwork and touches of milgrain trim, Cloud Dancer offers a finger-hugging, smooth, low dome profile that is perfect when you want just one ring to say it all. Platinum, ca.1910.
Paint a rainbow! So many colors glitter and flash in this 1.63ct sparkler, you might think it was tinted by the delicate marquis cut diamond “paintbrushes” on the shoulders. Nope, it is just the natural way this lovely gem plays with the light. A crisp square mounting, embellished with just a touch of engraving, protects the round stone and adds graphic definition to the design. Beautifully proportioned and elegant, she fits well against a band too. Platinum, ca.1930.
Light and and inviting as a sun washed pillow, this splendid 2.38ct antique cushion cut diamond winks and beckons you to join it for love and adventure. The ample proportions of the hand cut diamond look especially voluptuous against the slender, diamond kissed band, and the unusually open design allows for a peek-a-boo view of the bottom of the stone, and just the perfect amount of delicate hand engraving adorns the under gallery. An exceptionally enticing beauty. Platinum ca. 1915
Each ring in our “Dewdrop” line features a distinctive antique diamond, simply set into an antique wedding band. The glittering result is durable, easy to wear, 100% recycled, and completely unique. This particular example is built with a velvety, 18k yellow gold Victorian era wedding band and a chunky, glittering .51ct. diamond. The stone is an old mine cut cushion that was hand cut ca.1875. It is set into a polished bezel that plays up the cushion shape, and is accented with nothing but the slightest touch of milgrain. Platinum bezel and 18k yellow gold.
Perfectly graceful in every way, this charming ring holds a particularly lovely, hand cut, antique 1.54ct diamond in a crown style six point mount. The band of the ring is perfectly tapered, and detailed with small accent stones and refined crossover engraving. Everything in this design is just so well edited and balanced. Comfortable and easy to wear, it even sits well next to a band. Platinum ca. 1910
Original antique engagement rings made in rose gold are rare, so this sweet and classic solitaire is a special find. A twinkly bright .48ct antique diamond shines from every angle, glinting and shimmering with little bits of rainbow everywhere. The smooth shank flares in the most graceful way as it approaches the stone, held securely in 8 cute little prongs. Completely charming. 14k rose gold ca.1905
This dramatic ring is a symphony of stylized Art Deco design. Bold graphics, worthy of a 1920’s theater marquee, wrap around the base of the ring, but the star of the evening is definitely a voluptuous 1.29ct antique diamond. The perfect balance of the geometric hexagonal top and the stylized curling rays in the under gallery make this ring an exceptional example of Art Deco at its best. 14k yellow and white gold, ca. 1925
Mmm, bask in the warmth of a glowing 1.14ct fancy yellow diamond. Set in a silky yellow gold bezel, and held in delicate pavè diamond arms, the graceful oval diamond shines gloriously, in a lemony, bright, sunshine hue. Completely smooth and flush to the hand, this ring is a comfort and joy to wear. A ray of brilliant sunshine on even the grayest of days. Completely fabricated by hand right here in our mezzanine level workshop, just for this gem. Platinum and 18k yellow gold.
This exceptional ring features a shimmering .78ct antique diamond that seems to bloom in the center of a delicately angular frame. A pattern of twining vines is engraved into the gracefully tapering shoulders, and a crisp openwork lattice is tucked under the stone, a clever design that allows a band to snug up close too. Low to the hand, with an extraordinarily elegant look and exceptional craftsmanship. Platinum ca.1910
Swirling wisps of white gold weave together to hold a bright white, scintillating .44ct diamond. The mounting has so much pretty openwork detail, but still stays low to the finger and slender on the hand, and the gem is a shimmering vision in the middle of it. A delightful combination of traits! This pretty ring will sit nicely next to a band too. 18k white gold, ca.1935
Sleek and sculpted and glinting in the light, this Retro period engagement ring is an elegant and sturdy companion for your daily adventures. A .50ct old European cut diamond is a bright centerpiece, and a pair of additional accent diamonds carries the sparkle neatly across the finger. Very low to the hand and easy to wear, Aquiline also will sit nice and flush against a wedding band. Platinum ca.1938
Stoke the flames of love with this splendiferous specimen. A brilliantly clear and warmly colored 1.88ct diamond generates a lot of heat and a world of sparkle on the hand. The classic Art Deco mounting is well proportioned, with both baguette and marquis cut accent stones on each shoulder. This stroke of design brilliance gracefully anchors the large central stone while adding just the right amount of vintage detail. A joy to wear, it even snugs up to cuddle nicely with a wedding band. Platinum, ca.1940
A brilliant, bright and colorless diamond, weighing 1.72 glorious carats, reigns supreme in an ethereal Edwardian mounting. She flies low to the hand, in a flurry of crystalline accent diamonds and frosty hand engraving. The streamlined shape is punctuated with areas of crisp, delicate openwork, adding an airy lightness that is most bewitching. An exceptional piece. Platinum mount ca 1905.
The vast majority of sapphires for the last 100 years have been gently heated to naturally clarify them, but in the process, the sparkle is ever so slightly diminished. This rare 1.78ct purple sapphire is unheated, which means the stone was so clear that heating wasn’t necessary. As a result, it is brighter and more luminous, a lavender fantasy of profound sparkle. The mounting, which was hand fabricated right on site, frames this singular gem in a few shimmering diamond set leaves with a lushly hand-engraved shank. Magical. 14k white gold, contemporary.
When you wear this ring, all things fortunate will flow to you. A glossy band of warm 18k yellow gold wraps around the finger, incredibly silky and smooth leading to a brightly shimmering .51ct hand-cut antique diamond. The stone is held low to the hand in a gracefully fluted 6 point platinum crown. A simple design, but so well executed, with tiny, understated details that make all the difference. How auspicious. Ca.1915.
The domed facets of an antique rose-cut diamond offer a view of pure, delicate, sparkle. The 1.25ct rose cut stone, which has a flat bottom and a faceted top, is paired with an architectural Art Deco mounting, and the result is refreshing and unique, with sweeping lines and subtle glimmering light. Nothing flashy, but really showing off how the pure carbon crystal structure of diamond can play with light. Ah, science! 19th century diamond, 14k yellow gold mounting ca.1935.
The latest ring in our “Collete” series, based on a turn of the century French original, Café au Lait holds a 1.55ct. fancy light brown diamond remarkably low to the hand, for a ring that is so comfortable it will feel like part of you. The rich glow of 18k yellow gold is luxurious against the skin, while platinum encircles the center stone and adds subtle contrast to the diamond side detail. Fine hand engraving on the under gallery is the perfect finishing touch. Hand fabricated right here in our upper level workshop from 18k yellow gold and platinum. C’est magnifique.
An Art Deco delight made up of clean lines, geometric detail and eye catching symmetrical design. This low profile ring features a single light blue sapphire hugged by two bright white diamonds all set in crisp square plates across the bridge of the ring. A light touch of linear engraving on the shoulders and a narrow high polished shank are the perfect finish to this winsome ring. 14k gold
Simple, solid, stunning. An antique hand cut diamond weighing 1.07cts twinkles brightly, drawing the eye. The intersecting curves of platinum in the mounting create an elegant, open shouldered structure that gracefully holds the diamond low to the finger, with a minimum of fuss, and allows it to sit closely against a band. In a bit of a time mashup, the mounting is ca.1965, and the diamond was cut ca. 1925, (but what’s 50 years between friends?)
This simple solitaire is as sweet as can be, with a shimmering 2.05ct old European cut cognac diamond. The subtly colored gem has well balanced undertones of gold, brown, and peach that keep the eye engaged and delighted, overlaid with flashes of rainbow sparkle that shift with the light. The elegant setting emphasizes the round shape with 8 delicate prongs and just a touch of scroll detail in the basket, resolving into a slender, polished shank. What a treat. Platinum ca. 1930
We love antique hand-cut diamonds. Each has its own distinct personality and charm, and we think you’ll agree that this 1.57ct gem is a real standout. The beautifully proportioned diamond is exceptionally lively, throwing flashes of light and big sheets of rainbows. A thin, smooth, gold bezel delicately encircles the stone, and protects it from the indignities of daily wear, while a shapely grooved shank and openwork under gallery provide just enough detail. The mounting was custom hand fabricated in our workshop, just for this standout stone. 18k yellow gold, diamond cut ca. 1910.
A simple design lets the glowing beauty of this natural 3.5ct star sapphire shine. The silky smooth cabochon cut sapphire is a soothing, dusky shade of blue with hints of lavender, and a luminous star moves through the stone with the changing light. A pair of sparkling .20ct diamonds flank the sapphire, playing with the light in a completely different way, creating bright glittering rainbows to compliment the soft glow. Platinum, ca. 1960
Our favorite panel top ring for maximum sparkle, Blaze starts with a .25ct center, and adds another 16 diamonds till the stones tip the scales at .83cts total. The compact arrangement of gems has nicely layered Deco detailing and a smooth shape on the hand. A great choice when you want to wear just one ring, and you want it to make a statement! Platinum, ca.1930
Ooh baby! Give me some love! Centered on an incredibly bright, big, colorless 2.17ct diamond, this ring has got it going on. The brazen geometry and strength of the hexagonal head is quite graphic, but still graceful on the hand. Decadent engraving has been lavished on every side, and a scattering of tiny accent diamonds are held firmly by the shoulders. Completely hand fabricated in our mezzanine level workshop, from start to glorious finish. Platinum, contemporary.
Get ready to be swept away by this alluring panel top ring. A brilliant .20ct diamond is at the vortex of precise swirling lines of accent diamonds. The dynamic result has great movement, but still lays smooth and calm on the hand, a comfortable joy to wear. All other areas of the ring are smoothly polished and serene for contrast. Platinum, ca. 1935
Sleek and bright, High Beam really lights up the room! A blazing 1.40ct antique diamond shines like mad from a simple and stylized platinum mounting. A pair of brilliant baguette diamonds are set into the shoulders, to keep things gleaming from bumper to bumper. The stone sits only slightly up off the finger, just high enough to allow a wedding band to sit flush up against it. Solid and sparkling, this is a true classic. Platinum mounting ca.1950, diamond cut ca.1930
A tasket, a diamond studded basket. A luscious 1.07ct old European cut sparkler sits atop a delicate lattice of platinum and tiny accent diamonds. The tapered dome form is graceful, and draws the attention to the center diamond, a well proportioned beauty that was hand cut ca.1910. Interesting from every angle, with a bit of height off the finger, but a smooth feel on the hand. Best worn alone, so as not to block the beautiful side detail, but can also work with a contoured band. Platinum, ca.1910.
All the rainbows, all the scintillation, all the love, all in. A singular, enchanting, antique diamond is the absolute star of this show. The hand-cut gem weighs 1.12cts, and is held in 6 delicately split prongs that seem to disappear around the edge. The result is that the stone appears to simply float on the hand, tethered by a slender line of accent diamonds and a lustrous gold shank. So simple and elegant. Platinum and 18k yellow gold, ca 1915.
Beautiful tiny diamonds spread out over the finger, glinting like a tropical beach in the sunshine. Subtle Art Deco patterns lend a mesmerizing effect. Set into the center of all this glittering goodness is a fine .75ct vintage diamond in a crisp square frame, a dazzling focal point indeed. The ring is low to the hand, with a pretty pierced under gallery and refined hand engraving too. Platinum ca.1935.
This whimsical Retro ring lets you know you have arrived! With a bright white .35ct center diamond and an array of accent diamonds illuminating a stylized arrow, this sleek, sculptural ring is a delight to wear. The asymmetry makes it a fun choice as a non traditional engagement ring, or as just a dramatic cocktail ring. 14k white gold, ca. 1940
Go ahead take a bite! This 0.78 carat vivid pink cushion shape sapphire reminds us of ripe watermelon picked at the height of summer. A sprinkling of two sugary diamonds on the shoulders adds a sweet sparkle and a bright yellow gold hand engraved mounting warms the ring to just the right temperature. Truly the perfect treat. Hand fabricated here in our shop from 14k yellow gold and platinum.
Talk about appetizing! A ring of crispy, fluted platinum forms a ruffle around a hand cut .87ct antique diamond. A subtle sprinkling of accent diamonds on each shoulder add a bit more sugary twinkle. This platinum beauty is also notable for being extremely low to the hand, with just a tiny touch of filigree under the stone. A completely delicious ring served hot, cold, or a la mode. Platinum, ca 1930. (*Thanks to client Niki for naming Sparkle Pie)
Flashing a secret message of love into the night, this slender 1.11ct oval diamond seems held by a bright and graceful pair of shimmering wings. Oval diamonds are unusual, and this one is beautifully cut, without the dark “bow tie” found in lesser quality stones. The tapered shape is exceptionally flattering and elegant on the hand, and the stone is held low and close for comfort. Unique and lovely. Platinum ca.1940
We love the rosy gold and Victorian feel of Shimmering Bloom. And the twinkling .60ct transitional cut diamond is pretty great too! This beautiful ring was actually made in the 1940’s, when slightly bolder versions of Victorian designs became all the rage. A scalloped floral center contrasts nicely with the more graphic open bands on the shoulders, which give an almost striped feel. Low and smooth, with the diamond really shown off in the buttercup center. 14k rose gold, ca.1940 (*thanks to Facebook friend Mary for naming Shimmering Bloom)
Sweet and fluffy, this delicious confection of a ring holds a sugary white .45ct vintage diamond in a swirl of frothy platinum filigree. Milgrain trim on the filigree gives a soft, frosted finish to the metal, so the center stone and sprinkling of accent diamonds really shine. Like all good whipped cream, this little number comes to a soft peak. It stands a little high on the finger, but it also snuggles up perfectly with a band. Yum. Platinum ca 1915
Sigh. This collection of step-cut stones makes for a fabulous adornment. A fine 1.14ct emerald cut diamond flashes bold bars of light in all directions, framed by a pair of highly unusual fancy step-cut shield shaped diamonds. The exquisitely refined mounting was custom designed for these stones, and completely hand fabricated on site, in our upper level workshop. The simple platinum mounting is richly engraved to add texture and detail. Low to the hand, and incredibly elegant. Contemporary with vintage stones. Handmade platinum, side stones .28ctw.
The dazzle of this hypnotic 1.08ct Asscher cut diamond stands on its own. It needs only the most minimal of settings, beautifully executed, to secure it to your hand. A sleek ribbon of platinum sweeps around the finger with a gentle flare to support the stone, allowing your eye to swim into the shimmering depths without distraction. Simply stunning. Platinum ca. 1930
A sweet ribbon of warm, lustrous yellow gold flows around the finger, supporting a simply beautiful .90ct diamond. This classic solitaire has just enough subtle vintage detail, with a grooved and flared shape that is especially graceful and elegant when worn. Two little accent diamonds add just a touch of extra sparkle. Easy to wear, with a profile that fits nicely next to a band. 14k yellow gold, with 18k white gold holding the diamonds. Ca. 1935
There is a surprising tenderness to this beautiful and unusual ring, featuring a large 3.78ct natural purple sapphire. Light pools and shimmers through the stone, displaying a lovely array of subtle shades of lavender. The romantic mounting has diamond set leaves fanning out on each shoulder, and luxurious hand engraving wrapping around the finger. The ring was completely hand made right on site, designed around this singular stone. 14K white gold.
Let your eye journey into the center of this prismatic 1.76ct antique diamond and take a wild ride! The hand cut stone possesses an especially dynamic facet pattern that has the rainbows chasing each other in circles and darting around the room. The streamlined Art Deco mounting adds just enough geometric structure, with a double row of accent diamonds in crisp milgrain on each shoulder. This beauty even sits low to the hand and will play nicely with a band. 14k mounting ca.1935. Diamond hand cut ca.1905
Sweet and decadent, this chunky Art Deco treat holds a mouth-watering 1.38ct fancy deep golden brown diamond. Studded with crisp baguettes and sprinkled with sugary white accent diamonds, this ring is a truly delectable bit of finger food. “Brownie” makes a big statement, but it also sits remarkably low to the hand, so it’s comfortable to wear, and surprisingly practical. Yum! Platinum, ca 1930
Crisp and angular, this Art Deco ring holds a bright, brilliant, and shimmering 1.02ct round diamond in an architectural square head. On each shoulder, a woven angular twist winds its way toward the stone, terminating in a triangle of smoothly polished white gold. Elegant in its linear simplicity, this ring sits smoothly on the finger, and also sits well next to a band. 18k white gold, ca.1935
Careful, this colorless 1.28ct vintage diamond is blazing with fire and sparkle! Bold but graceful on the hand, the unique design includes just a few touches of warm rose gold to spice up the cool platinum. Even the under gallery is designed with pierced and engraved stylized flames. Dramatic and comfortable to wear, this ring was hand fabricated right here in our upstairs workshop. Contemporary, platinum and 14k rose gold, with diamond cut ca.1940.
A little touch of whimsy brings so much personality to a classic Retro solitaire. A bright .50ct vintage diamond flashes brightly, and the delicate little arrows on each shoulder will take aim at your heart. The arrowheads cleverly resolve into a sleek knife edge shank for a sophisticated finish. A charming and completely fetching ring. 18k white gold ca. 1940
Now here’s a little something that will perk you right up. A lush Edwardian ring set with an intoxicating 1.30ct diamond. The bright and brilliant stone sits low to the hand, garnished with a sprinkle of diamonds, graceful metalwork, and just a splash of crisp engraving. Smooth, irresistible and aged to perfection. Platinum, ca. 1915
Warm yellow gold, sleek lines, and shimmering stones all come together beautifully in this stylized panel top ring. A white gold panel holds three old European cut diamonds. Slender bands of milgrain trim between the stones offer texture and maximum definition. Smooth and simple with a touch of sassy retro period detail. A great choice when you want one ring to say everything too. 14k white and yellow gold, .20 carats total weight of diamonds, ca.1935
Plenty of luscious filigree detail piles up in a lacy tangle making a soft pillowy cushion for each gem in this decadent three stone ring. At the center of it all is a 1.00 carat soft blue natural sapphire nestled between two brightly sparkling brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.78 carats. A final sprinkling of single cut diamonds are tucked into the base of the gallery for a sweet surprise. Platinum, ca. 1915
There is nothing else quite like a well cut marquis diamond… a whirlwind of sparkle draws the eye from one pointed end to the other in a graceful arc. While modern stones often exhibit a dark “bow tie” in the center, well cut older stones like this colorless 1.25ct beauty do not. Nothing but shimmering light fills the eye. Set into the most classic solitaire mounting, the luscious stone takes center stage. 14k yellow and white gold, ca. 1960
A classic form, beautifully made, and using the finest materials. What more could you wish for? The exceptionally brilliant, colorless 1.35ct diamond glitters brightly from a slender, fully restored platinum mounting. A delicate line of accent stones brightens the shoulder, and a graceful 8 prong crown securely holds the stone and lets it shine. So elegant. Platinum, ca. 1945
This timeless ring looks so modern, yet it dates from around 1900. This sleek and sculptural mounting style was popular then for all the reasons it is beloved now. It’s comfortable, secure, and smooth, and the deeply carved scallops around the stone create a graceful backdrop that makes the glittering .15ct diamond really pop. Wonderful on its own or with a band. 14K yellow gold, ca. 1900.
This romantic ring will make you swoon. A richly detailed yellow gold shank appears to suspend a thin line of platinum set diamonds across the finger. Floating in the middle is a glorious, shimmering 1.06ct old mine cushion cut diamond. The effect is mysterious and elegant with great visual delicacy. This particular diamond is exceptionally well proportioned, so the play of light is significant. Platinum and 14k yellow gold. Mounting ca. 1920. Diamond cut ca.1890.
The sweeping lines and exuberant detail in this unusual ring will draw you in for sure! Rarely do you find such exacting handwork on such a small scale. The ring is delicate on the hand, but filled with flourishes of engraving, refined scrolling openwork, and a sprinkling of accent diamonds. A pair of bold baguette cuts on the shoulders are a delightful touch too. The ring is crowned by a shining .36ct antique diamond, shimmering like a beacon from the pinnacle of all this loveliness. Platinum, ca 1920
All the pieces fit together seamlessly in this wide and graceful panel top ring. The center .40 antique diamond nestles comfortably within the sweeping smooth lines of the ring. Sparkle runs in a slender ellipse across the finger, with just enough openwork and milgrain to provide definition and structure. So low to the hand and comfortable, this design is a great choice to wear on it’s own as an engagement ring and wedding band in one. Platinum ca.1940
There is something so sensual about the flowing forms carved into the band of this classic little 1940’s solitaire. The light plays along the ring in such an alluring way, leading the eye to a bright little .05 diamond in a shining “illusion” setting that makes it appear larger. This budget-friendly ring really delivers in the vintage flair and style department. 14k yellow and white gold, ca.1940
Understated elegance meets extravagant sparkle! A bright white, 1.03ct antique diamond dazzles from between sleek shoulders, each set with a crisp baguette and sexy marquis cut diamond. The slender silhouette is simple but chic, with the mix of diamond shapes providing interest. We especially like the cool bars of light from the baguettes adjacent to the fire of the center stone. A brilliant variation on a classic. Platinum, ca.1935
This marvel of Art Deco embellishment probably went to all the best parties back in the day. So stylish and sparkling, she surely turned heads! Chunky, graphic spirals and arches are reminiscent of movie palace marquees. The .44ct center diamond sits a little higher, and throws sparkle all around her. Wonderful craftsmanship and thoughtful design, with hand engraving, accent diamonds, and nice volume on the hand. Platinum, ca 1930
Curls of pink gold wirework and a quartet of rare, natural pink diamonds make a rosy frame for a bright white 1.06ct antique diamond. The subtle pastel pinks shine against the platinum mounting, which was completely hand fabricated right here at Maloy’s in our upper level workshop. This truly one of a kind ring sits wonderfully low to the hand, with elegant proportions and a perfect blend of sparkle, shine and openwork that is flattering on every hand. Platinum with 14k rose gold accents.
An exceptionally shimmery .20ct diamond seems to float above the hand, winking alluringly from a sculptural 6 prong platinum buttercup style mounting. Four antique rose cut diamonds add subtle shine at the shoulder, and the platinum top resolved to a warm 18k yellow gold band that wraps smoothy around the finger. Platinum and 18k, ca 1905
This glorious 1.38ct old mine cut diamond has all the qualities we love in antique diamonds. Slightly cushion in shape, it has chunky facets and makes tons of rainbow-filled sparkle. On either side, impressively proportioned marquis cuts are held in the sleekest of platinum rims, gracefully resolving to a knife edged band. An incredibly elegant ornament on the hand that also sits nicely next to a wedding band. Platinum, mount ca 1940, diamond cut ca.1890.
A beautifully faceted .77ct antique diamond shines and flashes, perched above a slender pair of bright, angular, baguettes. A truly elegant classic with just enough vintage flair, thanks to the creative use of accent stones. This ring also features solid retro period construction, with subtly sculpted prongs, and wonderfully clean lines. Platinum, ca.1940
This easy to wear charmer is lacy, low, and lovely on the hand. A graceful split shank leads the eye to a central panel of shimmering metalwork framing a twinkling .21ct old European cut diamond. The diamond is flattered by the white gold top, but warm yellow gold wraps around the finger. The wide area of interest and finger-hugging comfort makes this an excellent choice when you want one ring to be both engagement and band. 14k white and yellow gold, ca1930
The crisp squared form adds just a touch of geometry to this opulent version of a classic. A luxuriously proportioned, dazzling white, .92ct. old European cut diamond is so lush and shimmery, it seems ready to burst out of its frame. A line of tiny bright diamonds trace a line along the slender shoulders and down to a sturdy platinum shank. Such a lovely bright thing. Platinum, ca.1935
Such a stylish and architectural ring. A twinkling antique .89ct diamond sits above a pair of crisp, hexagonal open link forms. The diamond set links are a shimmering delight, with great angular form that carries interest across the finger. A strongly graphic variation on a classic theme, this stunner is flattering on every hand. It is sure to win your heart. Platinum ca.1940
As if gathered together in a kerchief, a pretty cluster of bright little diamonds, centered by a bright .17ct stone, makes a playful but elegant statement. A tidy row of accent diamonds on the shoulders adds to the charm. This distinctive arrangement even snugs nicely up against a band, just like magic! 18K white gold, ca1935
A colorless .50ct antique diamond glitters and winks from between two super stylized blooms in this cheery, playful ring. The layered circular motifs of petal and stone are delicately feminine, but still hold tremendous graphic appeal. Low to the hand, comfortable, and happy. Platinum, ca 1935
Not for the faint of heart, Diamond Bar makes a big statement on the hand. The wide panel appears “cut” into sections thanks to a clever design trick that keeps things from getting too massive, but still keeps a wonderfully bold and graphic feel. Shimmering accent stones add texture around the central .45ctw trio of vintage diamonds. Low to the hand and super comfortable. Platinum ca.1945.
This ring is all about soft flow, until you get to the brilliant sparkle of the three old European cut diamonds. Platinum bezels smoothly hold the 1.02cts total weight of stones low in a thick sculpted band of yellow gold for a lush, low profile ring that is both spectacular and practical. Wonderful by itself, but also a dramatic choice to stack with a band. Platinum and 14k yellow gold, ca. 1900
Sweet and crisp, with nice architectural angles and a sprinkle of sparkling diamonds. The center is a .07ct vintage diamond, with supporting players in the wings. Great worn alone, or with a band. 14k white gold ca.1940
An Edwardian classic with a little touch of color. A bright 1.23ct old European cut diamond is held in romantic filigree, but maintains a clean silhouette. Tiny accent diamonds add a gentle shimmer, but an unexpected touch of natural sapphire really stands out. Positively resplendent with hand engraving. Platinum, ca.1910
This exquisite sapphire ring is sits up tall on the hand featuring a sublimely silky 3.00 carat cushion cut sapphire wrapped up in a blanket of delicate stylized Art Deco detailing. Intricate hand pierced filigree and 0.50 carats of snow white diamonds cover every surface of this exceptional ring finished with a touch of feathery hand engraving along the shoulders. Platinum, circa 1925.
A stunning Edwardian confection featuring a vibrant 1.82 carat oval sapphire bezel set above a gracefully domed mounting liberally covered with lacy floral filigree and a sprinkling of fiery diamonds. Delicate open metal work lends a light and airy feel that complements the elegant floral motifs and leafy hand engraving running throughout. Platinum, ca 1915.
Gently flared, diamond set petals form stylized papyrus blossoms on the sides of this charming early Art Deco panel top style ring. The bright 1.18ct antique diamond is resplendent floating amidst the blooms. The under gallery is similarly adorned with a diamond set openwork wave pattern and hand engraving ties everything together. An exceptional choice when you want just one ring to say everything. Low to the hand and comfortable. Platinum ca. 1920
The charm of this 1.96ct vivid red ruby pulls you in with its mesmerizing glow. A pair of diamond set crescent moon shoulders cushion the fiery ruby in a soft embrace drawing the oval shape of the gemstone across the finger. Made from platinum with delicate diamond set kite shaped shoulders. Ca 1930.
We can't think of a better home for this juicy 2.33ct natural orange sapphire than a sleek late Art Deco platinum step mounting. Set with 0.65cts of crisp, super white baguette cut diamonds this sweet number shines brightly and is the perfect treat for your day. Platinum, ca 1935.
This spectacular sapphire ring takes first place in our book! A gorgeous 1.45ct natural sapphire is enveloped in a square platinum panel with gentle scalloped edges frosted with a sprinkling of glittering diamonds. The perfect graceful ring with diamond set ribbon motif shoulders for a lovely whimsical touch.
This bright little darling will land on your hand and twinkle mightily. Trim and smooth, with an architectural center, nicely rounded diamond side panels, and a strong, silky smooth shank. The center .25ct. diamond is brilliant and super white, for maximum sparkle power. Sure to cast a spell on you. Platinum, ca 1940
This completely enchanting ring is a masterpiece of twinkling grace. Light dances and leaps in the magnificent 1.74 ct center diamond.The finely pierced platinum mounting is frosted with over 60 tiny sparklers, giving the appearance of finely beaded lace. What a beautiful vision! Platinum ca. 1910
This jaunty two stone ring beautifully represents the journey of two spirits together, shoulder to shoulder, into the future. Nice architectural lines create a bold Art Deco statement on the hand, and interest running all the way across the finger makes this a great choice to wear on its own, or with a band. The combined weight of the two old European cut diamonds is .21cts. Low and smooth and comfortable to wear. 14k white gold, ca.1935
This lovely ring is absolutely incandescent. It features a 3.44ct old European cut stone that is impressively proportioned, with the large, open facet pattern that we so adore in antique diamonds. The simple platinum mounting has a delicate tracery basket, and a dozen tiny prongs that hold and protect the stone without distracting from it. Surprisingly low to the hand for a ring holding such a large stone, Full Moon may just make you howl. Platinum, ca. 1920
Something about this ring makes us think of sweet kisses. Maybe its the shape of the panel, delicately poised for the big moment. A shimmering .43ct diamond is caressed by curved arcs and curls of platinum, with two tiny diamond set hearts set into the corners. Extremely comfortable to wear because it hugs the finger with smooth lines and plenty of sparkle. Platinum, ca.1940
A scintillating 1.05ct diamond is bracketed by a bar of crisp baguettes, for a nicely contrasting study in sparkle. Low to the hand and wider across the finger, “Between the Lines” has tremendous presence on the hand. The angular Deco shapes are interesting and architectural without being fussy. Platinum ca. 1938
A true retro classic, this timeless stunner holds a brilliant white .64 carat center diamond between slender, diamond set shoulders. The beveled platinum band creates a subtle point where it meets the stones for a smooth, simple, and elegant ring. Platinum ca. 1945
What a charmer! A bright white .18ct diamond winks and shimmers from the center of whimsical milgrained sprays in this ring that knows how to play with the light. Smooth shoulders and a simple polished shank give an elegant finish to a playful ring. Platinum ca.1955
A super crisp and graphic design, featuring a low box style center that holds a wonderfully bright .16ct old mine cut diamond. The rest of the ring is also precisely executed, with highly polished architectural elements in the band. 18K white gold, ca. 1930, with an older diamond, cut ca. 1880.
This vibrant bright green 1.68ct round emerald is exceptionally clear and set in a pristine Art Deco setting sprinkled with gleaming single cut diamonds. Crisp geometric angles are balanced by graceful scrolling filigree on the shoulders and delicate open work in the design adds a lovely lightness to the ring. Platinum, ca 1925.
A handmade platinum setting created here in house sets the stage for an electric blue 1.05ct round sapphire gently nestled in a high polished bezel setting. A frame of platinum ribbons wraps around this vibrant sapphire and twists gracefully at the shoulders. Scrolling hand piercing and engraving in the undergallery both add a delicate lightness to this thoughtfully designed ring.
This delectable ring features a delicate, crisp ruffle of sugary white diamonds, surrounding a plump and luscious .91ct. natural apricot colored diamond center. This beautiful panel top ring has especially pleasing ratios, and the tender golden color of the diamond shifts in the light from peach to light caramel. Low to the hand and supremely comfortable, a real treat to wear. Platinum, ca.1935
Lush and exotic, this opulent little dome is formed of scrolling leaves, vines and blossoms. It is crowned with a delightful antique .20 diamond and accented with a few extra little diamonds, engraving, and rich yellow gold floral panels on the shoulders. Warm and mysterious and beautiful. 18K white and yellow gold, ca.1925.
This significant ring features a fine 13.52 carat natural sapphire. The antique oval stone is a strong saturated cornflower blue that shimmers and glows with incredible richness of tone. The Edwardian mounting cradles this gem in graceful array of fine platinum tendrils and tiny antique diamonds. Platinum, .50cts of diamonds, ca.1905
Like the icy moon of Neptune she was named for, Triton glints and sparkles, with a luminous 1.23ct diamond at her center. Lines of platinum, trident formed shoulder detail, and diamond set arcs make a dome shaped mounting that is a simultaneously airy and substantial. Smooth, dazzling, and out of this world. Platinum, ca.1910
Divinely delicate and graceful on the hand, like a supple bit of lace draped over your finger. The glittering centerpiece is an impressive .80ct antique diamond, and two small but vivid natural rubies add a romantic accent of color. Magnificently detailed with milgrain, filigree and fine hand engraving for beauty that spreads out and gets comfortable. Platinum ca. 1915
Lots of sex appeal in this voluptuous gem-studded dome form ring. The vibrant blue 1.51ct oval sapphire is accompanied by a series of dramatically proportioned bezel set diamonds for a ring that is seductive in its boldness. Platinum filigree and geometric openwork create nice contrast. Platinum, total diamond weight 1.18 cts, ca 1901
This classic late Deco panel top style covers a nice amount of area on the finger with shimmer, while lines of openwork add definition and lightness, creating a charming bow tie detail. Sitting in the center, the exceptionally fine .71ct diamond has big sparkle and presence. The soft shape on the finger is really flattering and the low profile means it's always comfortable to wear. Platinum, ca.1940
A delicious dome of crystalline beauty, "Spun Sugar" is hard to capture in a photograph. The delicate openwork mounting is dusted with twinkling accent diamonds, and enhanced with exceptional engraving. The cherry on top is a tasty .90ct old European cut diamond. Platinum ca. 1910
Small, but imposing! This fantastic little number features 3 chunky antique diamonds, which are bar set to create a wonderfully shadowy surround. The lustrous 18k gold shank adds a sultry touch to this slightly sinister ring. 18K, .50ctw diamonds and platinum, ca. 1900.