This ring has to be seen on the finger to get its full impact and is one of the most amazing sapphire and diamond rings around and is so typical of the jewellery being produced during the 1940's when this ring was made.
Made by the Australian jewellery firm Prouds, this ring was all hand made in 18ct yellow gold and platinum and is set with a combination of sapphires and diamonds in the most wonderful and captivating design.
Set with two magnificent cabochon cut sapphires, these sapphires really stand out in this ring and steal the show. Cabochon is where the gemstone has a smooth rounded top instead of being facetted and gives this ring such a special look and style.
With their elegant curved top, the sapphires total 4.05 carats in weight and look superb set against the white diamonds and platinum.
With 22 diamonds to add so much sparkle to this ring, it is also the combination of the diamonds on the outer side of the ring as well as the band that all go to make this a truly unique and special ring.
From one diamond at one end of the band to the other, the ring measures 17.8mm across by 17.9mm in the other direction.
When this ring is on your finger, you will instantly fall in love with it as it is so captivating and special and a wonderful reminder of the rings that were being created during the 1940's and just how wonderful and special they are.
A fabulous ring made all the more special thanks to the use of two large cabochon cut sapphires.
Retro 18ct & platinum cabochon sapphire and diamond ring
When was the Retro era?
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. 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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