Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring
Oxford Jewel

Art Deco Marquise Carnelian Marcasite Sterling Silver S 5.5 Ring

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Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.

* Silver setting has a bright patina with minimal surface wear.
* No dents or imperfections to the band.
* Band has some thinning at the back and was resized at some point.
* Carnelian stone is gleaming without surface wear and faceting is crisp.
* Marcasites are all in place.


Size 5.5

Era 1930s

Length 1"

Width 5/8"

Mark No mark

Weight 5 grams

Material Tests for sterling silver, natural carnelian and marcasites


Collector Note
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.

* Unique design resembles a floral bud about to bloom.
* Classical Art Deco motif combining natural elements with geometric cut of carnelian.
* Richly colored, carnelian has a deep burgundy sheen.
* Elongated and striking, ring pendant is fairly thin and lays flush along your finger when worn.


Back Story
On Unique Shapes. Gemstones are time consuming to cut, requiring a high degree of skill from a trained craftsman, and glass cabochons can be equally complicated to manufacture on a large scale while keeping costs down. These constraints are only a few of the reasons you often see similar shapes of stones used in jewelry. When an unusual shape or cut is used, the manufacturer has made a decision to make something different. Look for out-of-the-ordinary shapes, like the demilune for example, for a striking look as well as a unique find.


On Art Deco. Art Deco is one of the first truly international styles, that influenced the design of buildings, furniture, fashion and of course, jewelry. The movement was given a name from the international exposition of Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes, that was held in Paris in 1925 and largely dedicated to the jewelry arts. Born out of ideas of modernism and the Industrial Age, this manifested into designs that used Cubism's bold abstraction and rectilinear shapes and combined them with intricate patterning, bold color and symmetry. High-end jewelry design houses like Cartier and Boucheron set the trends in gold and gemstones, which were then emulated by costume jewelry companies in glass or perhaps plastics, and brought to the masses.