Special Jewelry Designs - OpenWork Antique, Vintage Fine Jewelry
Finger rings from the early 1900s are created with openwork designs. These
rings may use either bezel set or prong set gemstones for embellishment. During
the Art Deco Jewelry Period of the 1920s and 1930s openwork filigree wedding and
engagement rings would have diamonds or sapphires mounted with an open backing.
Wedding rings would focus on usage of geometric and abstract designs and
patterns. In rings from the early 1900s, wire would also be shaped to form
hearts, flowers, blossoms or even stars. Rings would also be embellished with
engraved or stamped designs.