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Marcus & Company Blue Sapphire, Old European Diamond, Gold and Enamel Ring

Documentation Signed
Period 1900-1949
Creation Date Circa 1900s.
Description An American Art Nouveau 18 karat gold, enamel, sapphire and diamond ring by Marcus & Co. The ring has a cushion-cut blue sapphire with an approximate weight of 8.65 carats, and 27 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carat. The blue sapphire is most likely of Ceylon origin with no heat treatment evident. The center stone is held in place with gold tendrils that flow throughout the ring in extravagant Art Nouveau motifs.

During the first decade of the twentieth century Marcus & Co. offered a variety of Revivalist style jewelry. Egyptian inspired pieces along with Renaissance Revival and Mughal style were created. The venerable firm of Marcus & Co. was established in 1892 by William, Herman and George Elder Marcus with a shop in New York. The firm distinguished itself as an early proponent of the Art Nouveau style in America, of which this ring is an exquisite example. During the Art Deco period of the 1920's, the firm continued producing fine jewels in the new Art Deco style and expanded with branches in London, Paris, and Palm Beach.

Ring size 4-1/2; this ring can be sized.

Signed, “Marcus & Co.”, “18 karat”.
Gemstones Blue Sapphire, Diamond
Metals Enamel, Gold, Yellow Gold
Styles / Movements Art Nouveau, Fine Jewelry, Signed Pieces
Dealer Reference Number R-14791
Incollect Reference Number 176138
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