1930s Pink Sapphire and Diamond Fan Ring
A sweeping fan featuring natural Burma pink sapphires totaling approximately 6.50 carats, with gemological report, is accented with round, single cut and baguette diamonds totaling approximately 2.50 carats mounted in platinum. Though the ring is unsigned, it evokes the style and flair of famed American designer, Paul Flato.
MAKER Paul Flato
- About Maker
- About Period
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About Paul FlatoIn the 1930s Paul Flato was best known as a jeweler to the stars, both on screen and off. Flato is known for his imaginative, ornate and whimsical work – in one design, roses become bracelets of intertwining leaves on a baguette-cut diamond stem – and he is acknowledged by jewelry historians as having design skill on par with the European jewelers of the day. And yet he didn’t ignore modernity. His Art Deco designs often command big price tags at auction.
About Art Deco1920s-1935
Reflecting the flamboyant and playful attitudes of the Jazz Age, the Art Deco period is one of the most popular and enduring periods of jewelry design. Defined by geometric shapes, angular lines and graphic color schemes, jewels of the era took inspiration from the contemporary Cubist movement, as well as from Ancient Egypt—King Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922. Black onyx set against white diamonds and rock crystal ruled the day, but rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls were also popular.