Retro jewellery is synonymous with large, bold designs, however this one really pushes it to the edge.
This Retro period ring from the 1950's is by far the largest one that we have ever seen, let alone had the pleasure to sell and it will surely be admired and noticed from near or far.
Made in France in 18 carat gold and platinum, the ring measures 25mm by 25.6mm across and has such an amazing sculptured design and form to it that both sits and looks amazing on the finger.
Set with a 0.72 carat European cut diamond in the centre and highlighted by an early round brilliant cut diamond on each side that total 0.54 carats, the curved design at each end is highlighted by each being set with six single cut diamonds that total 0.36 carats, with all of these diamonds certainly adding the right amount of sparkle.
This ring is nothing short of exceptional and will certainly be noticed from near or far.
Incredibly large Retro diamond ring made in the 1950's
This ring was made in France in 18 carat gold and platinum in the Retro period of 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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