Once upon a time you needed an invitation to see a ring this magnificent. That's because something so bold could only be found behind closed mansion doors on the fingers of America's idle rich. It was the golden age of conspicuous consumption. During the 1930s, socialites ruled the New York City nightlife. They threw lavish private parties, dined with celebrities, and wallowed in opulence. It was an extravagant life of leisure that demanded time and money. Fortunately, they had plenty of both. Back then, there was no better way to get noticed than with a staggering piece of jewelry like the Astoria Art Deco Ring.
With the Astoria, our designers have created a true object of Art Deco desire. The vintage look is unmistakable, a note-perfect recreation of the era's signature sparkle, crafted with finely-worked sterling silver and the Ultimate Diamond Alternative™, DiamondAura®. A gorgeous round sits high at the center of the ornate setting, flanked by a half dozen tapered baguettes and 52 glittering, hand-set rounds. Thanks to science, the luster of these stones flicker with even more fire and clarity than mined diamonds. That means your version of Art Deco decadence flashes even brighter than the stones once flaunted by the Princesses of Park Avenue.
It wasn't just the rare stones that made those Art Deco treasures so valuable. The level of craftsmanship blurred the lines between accessory and art. You'll find that each Astoria Ring stays true to the elegance of the originals.