This or That – Volume 10

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Art Deco Rings

Let’s play an easy little game where you choose between two things…

  • 14-karat or 18-karat?
  • Subtle Style or Statement Piece?
  • Natural or Imitation?

In the 10th edition of “This or That,” we are waffling between a dynamic duo of Art Deco rings.  Although they have many similarities – there are also some minute differences that just might tip the scale one way or the other.

Let’s compare… both rings were made in the Art Deco era – the years between 1915-1935.  Arguably the most popular period, Art Deco jewelry was influenced by architecture featuring geometric patterns with straight lines, squares and other shapes to created stunning designs.  Both rings have a rectangular shape accented by blue sapphires and diamonds.  

So much the same and yet so different.  We first shared this beauty a few months ago, featuring it on our social media and our website.  It’s made from 18-karat white gold.  The elongated rectangle sits east to west across the finger with a series of four french-cut natural Ceylon sapphires spanning the center.  These bright blue gems have a combined weight of 1.oo carat.  Surrounding them are twenty-four rose cut diamonds that offer .60 carat of shimmering sparkle.  Priced at $2,400.00 – it’s available now.

This newly acquired stunner is made from 14-karat white gold.  Much like the first ring, this piece also has french cut sapphires across the center…  however, there are only three and these ones are synthetic.  Many people assume that because a ring is antique, the stones must be natural.  In reality, imitation stones were first made in the 1870’s!  And so, although these sapphires aren’t earth-mined, they are original to the ring.  Set in two rows on either side of the center are six single-cut diamonds that have a combined weight of .20 carat.  This ring is also available on our site, priced at just $1,450.00.

And so…  whether you prefer 14-karat or 18-karat white gold;  or whether natural Ceylon sapphires or imitation sapphires suit your fancy…  we have a ring for you.  With both beauties featured on our site, the choice is yours.  Will you select the subtle style of this 18-karat white gold charmer with natural blue sapphires or perhaps you’re crazy for that 14-karat white gold statement ring with imitation sapphires.  This or that?

“You can go to a museum and look, or come to us and touch.”


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Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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