14k Art Deco Enameled Amethyst Ring

A large and heavy c. 1920s Art Deco statement ring, featuring a giant 13 carat natural amethyst encased in a setting of solid white gold enamel-inlaid with geometric color blocks. Chased rococo revival style scrolls and vine tendrils climb from the 14k yellow gold shoulders to the shank. Weighing an impressive 8.3 grams, this is a substantial and well-crafted ring. The enamel inlay to the setting is rather unusual and highly attractive, encapsulating art deco design’s love of geometry as well as bold color juxtapositions.

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Date: 1920-30s, Art Deco – Retro period

Size: USA 7.5, UK O, EU 56.5

Materials: amethyst, 14k yellow gold, 14k white gold

Weight: 8.3 grams

Marks: [14k] for solid 14k gold

Dimension of ring face: 26.5 x 17 mm

Dimension of amethyst: 18 x 13 x 8.5 mm (approx. 13 carats)

Height of gallery: 9.4 mm

Width of shank: 2 -4 mm

Thickness of shank: 1 – 1.3 mm

Condition: some very faint age-related surface wear to the amethyst (not noticeable); in excellent antique condition.