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Sapphire and diamond earrings from the Retro period

Here are a fabulous pair of vintage sapphire and diamond earrings from the Retro period of the 1950's that look divine on the ear.

The colour of the gold has such a wonderful warm tone to it, and with such a wonderful design, there is no doubt that these earrings will always be admired every time that they are worn.

Measuring 18.4mm across by 27.3mm, each earrings is set with a combination of round sapphires and square carre cut sapphires. With the round sapphires set into a flower design that are surrounded by diamonds, the total sapphire weight is 0.46 carats and the diamonds total 0.32 carats.

With very secure butterfly fittings with screw threaded posts, these earrings are the perfect accessory for that special outfit.


Stock# ET230

Circa: 1950



Out of stock


Sapphire and diamond earrings from the Retro period

18 carat rose gold sapphire and diamond earrings from the Retro period


A brief history on Retro jewellery.

Retro describes jewellery produced between the later part of the 1930's to the 1940's, and also includes World War II and a few years after. The styles and designs of the Art Deco jewellery still influenced designers in this era.

The retro movement was can be considered to be started by the head of Christie's jewellery department, Francois Curiel. He named the era for customers who requested jewellery with the Retro look. His realization of this era brought great popularity and prestige to retro jewellery, resulting in the increase in value and price to these designs. Retro jewellery can be easily characterised by large chunky somewhat over the top designs in not only brooches and bracelets but also rings. The use of rose gold was also quite common even in 18ct.
Large gem set brooches with a combination of such stones such as rubies and diamonds in a floral motif where not uncommon.

Click here to see the matching brooch for these earrings:

18 carat rose gold sapphire and diamond brooch from the Retro era

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