Putting a date on an estate engagement ring requires what I like to call jewelry forensics. There are style aspects, content of the metal, the history of the manufacturer, hallmarks, and style cutting style of the stones all to be considered.
For example, this beauty in our estate collection was designed by Lambert Brothers who manufactured engagement rings from the late 19th century up until the 1970s. The ring is post-art-deco in style, so that puts it most likely in the 1940s. The metal of the ring is platinum, which all but excludes it from being made during World War II, and the cut of the diamond is a transitional cut round with hints that point to the late 1940s.
The ring itself is a real beauty with elements of the Art Deco period still evident in the design. We are so happy to have it in our collection!
0.95 carat Transitional Round Brilliant Cut diamond with GIA Report
J Color VS2 Clarity
Ring is composed of 90% Platinum 10% Iridium and hallmarked Lambert Bros.
Ring contains 2 straight baguette cut diamonds and 2 single cut round diamonds. The total weight of the mounting is approximately 0.12 carats.