Vintage 1920's Art Deco Belais Brothers .50 Carat European Cut Diamond Solitaire 18K White Gold Engagement Ring.
This extraordinary piece by the renowned Belais Brothers (New York City) is comprised of an intricately detailed hexagon shaped mounting ....bezel and prong set with a beautiful and brilliant half carat old european cut diamond and flanked with a synthetic sapphire on either side. This setting is slightly domed or raised and embellished with a wheat pattern down each side of the ring shank.
Ring is stamped 18k Belais on the inside.
Diamond is an old European cut, approximately .50 carat in size, approximately H-I in color, eye clean with very slight inclusions viewed under magnification. Diamond has not been removed from the mounting to preserve the integrity of the ring. Estimated conservatively.
Ring setting (that holds the diamond) measures 3/8 inch in diameter when measured from the back or reverse side and raises up 3/16 inch off the finger. Currently a size 5-3/4 and can be sized by an expert jeweler.
Excellent vintage condition. Prize!