The Sapphire & Diamond Cabochon Ring

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The Sapphire & Diamond Cabochon Ring

1,750.00

Metal: Platinum

Stone: Sapphire Cabochon & Diamonds

Era: 1920

Size: 6.5

What You Should Know: Detailed with pave diamonds.

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

In 1909, Serge Diaghilev bought the Ballet Russes to Paris. It was an overnight success, and possibly one of the most influential works of art in history. The movement of dancers, like Anna Pavlova, led to instant stardom and household name status. But it was more than just a dance performance, it was a twenty year long constant collaboration of the best artists in the world. Choreographers, composers, and designers were all asked to be apart of the piece. The likes of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Coco Chanel were all participants in the Ballet Russes at some time during its life. While the lasting impression of the production is still considered evident today, there is one resulting reaction that we find particularly interesting.

Prior to the1920’s, jewelry was primarily white diamonds set in white gold or platinum in scrolling, floral or bow like shapes. Art Nouveau was lovely and feminine, and that took a sudden change heading into the Deco era. Some may say that the popularity of the Ballet Russes may have inspired a more colorful and bold design aesthetic in fashion and jewelry. The costumes, often designed by great creators like Leon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, and Chanel, were bright and structural, sometimes even scandalous!

Around the same time as these interesting and beautiful costumes hit the stage, colorful gemstones started appearing in fine jewelry. Rubies, sapphires, emeralds galore were set into necklaces, brooches, and rings around Parisian jewelry stores. This fascinating Art Deco sapphire ring is an example of the striking new use of color and boldness in jewelry. A high profile cabochon sapphire is set into platinum with diamond accents on the shoulders. With sleek lines and minimal metalwork, this beauty is a daring foray into the adventurousness of the Art Deco Era. We love to think its audacious beauty was inspired by the color clad dancers of the greatest works of art in history. 

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