Do you know of any great vintage jewelry shops? I’ve found Erstwhile, but any other recommendations would be most appreciated. I’m looking for an Art Deco, preferably rose cut ring.
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I emailed my guy at EraGem to ask which of his Art Deco rings are rose cut and he told me "the use of rose cut diamonds predates the art deco period. Art deco jewelry used predominately old european cut diamonds."
Here's a (SOLD) example of a late 1800s rose cut ring from Erie Basin:
This would not have been an engagement ring.
Mike says, "Engagement rings weren't always a part of getting married. They seem to start about 1880s late victorian with old miner cut diamonds..."
Here's a (SOLD) example of a Victorian mine cut ring from Erie Basin:
And here's an Art Deco ring with a big ol' mine cut diamond from EraGem (also SOLD):
The ring you're looking for may not exist.