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Art Nouveau Diamond & Enamel Locust Ring

$4,000

TWO LOCUSTS perch on either side of an old mine cut diamond set in a green enamel-decorated platinum setting. Even if we didn't have faded French hallmarks on this ring we'd know it was French by the exceptional craftsmanship and exuberant, ultra-chic style. Extraordinary extra-weird design in 18k gold and platinum from the Belle Epoque. I imagine it was custom-made for someone with a sense of humor; I've never seen anything like it.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), platinum, green enamel, .28ct old mine cut diamond

  • Age

    c. 1910

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use; French hallmarks

  • Size

    7.5, can be resized; 8.4mm head, 4mm shank

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Edwardian

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19001910

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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