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1417 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado, 80202
USA

(303) 573 5049

Since 1977, Victoriana has remained, within a 2 block radius, in the heart of LoDo in Denver, Colorado. Currently located at home in Larimer Square since August 2008, visiting is an experience in and of itself. Victoriana reflects a nostalgia not found in any other jewelry stores in the region. Within the century old cases is a hand picked collection of jewelry ranging from gold-filled Victorian bar pins to signed platinum and diamond necklaces from the 1930’s. Proprietors David and Veronica Prebble work with jewelry buyers throughout the world, and the couple travels to jewelry shows to find the best-quality pieces possible. “For the past 200 years, Jewelry has been the highest expression of the various design periods,” David says, “We appreciate well executed design from almost every period.” -Victoria Magazine / February 2010

Art Deco Engagement 1920-45

With the advent of the gas torch and gas dye-press, the Art Deco era became time for designers and artisans experimentation. The roaring twenties are represented by filigree, filigree and more filigree. These rings were made by either cutting/punching a sheet of noble metal with a dye and press, and then a jeweler would form it into a ring and set it with a diamond. Sadly, with the great depression, many of these rings sat in jeweler's cases with no customer to buy them at the price they had them listed at, due to their larger diamonds. Stealthily, those jewelers added small plates surrounding a smaller diamond and set them in place of the larger stones, making it possible to lower the cost on those rings to accommodate their depressed market. In the 1930's things became more rounded and bulbous but the use of filigree was popular, as well as more saddle-styled, multi-stone rings. Most Art Deco engagement rings were not worn with bands except by collectors and an elite few who probably stacked multiple rings on their finger. This era also used many type of synthetic stones, and with engagement, specifically synthetic sapphires which are often used to flank and frame a center diamond. 

Art Deco Engagement Ring

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Art Deco Engagement Ring

2,200.00

A platinum Art Deco filigree engagement ring, set with a 0.15 carat old european-cut diamond and 2 small trillion synthetic sapphires. c. 1920s

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