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Sapphire and diamond ring made in the Retro era


Here is a truly fabulous sapphire and diamond ring made in the Retro era that makes such a statement on the finger and will no doubt always be admired every time that you wear it.

The Retro period was from the 1940's to the 1950's and quite often the jewellery was designed with large bold shapes and design as well as quite often being in 18 carat rose gold. The higher in gold carat the softer the tone of rose gold, and this ring has the most beautiful warm colour to it that makes the ring look even more incredible.

Sitting proudly in the centre is a beautiful oval sapphire that measures 1.95 carats and has such a beautiful and perfect blue. The colour colour of this sapphire is stunning and captures the light beautifully.

Then on each of the four sides of the sapphire as well as on the shoulders are a combination of European and single cut diamonds, with the ring set with a total of twenty four diamonds that total 0.56 carats and add the right amount of sparkle to the ring that highlights the design even further.

From the side the ring has such an incredible angular design and measuring 15.1mm wide by 23.4mm across, this ring will always make such a statement on the finger and will no doubt always be loved and admired.


Circa: 1940

Stock # ES8878



Sapphire and diamond ring made in the Retro era

Sapphire and diamond ring made in the Retro era made in 18 carat rose gold in the 1950's.

A brief history of Retro jewellery:

Retro describes jewellery produced between the later part of the 1930's to the 1950's, and also includes World War II. 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.

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