Retro jewellery dates from the 1940's to the 1950's and differed to that of the earlier Art Deco era by often having large bold designs, such as can be seen here in this fabulous rose gold Retro era lemon quartz ring.
Hand made in 9ct rose gold, the colour of the rose gold has such a wonderful warm tone to it and really highlights the gorgeous lemon quartz.
The quartz family comes in such a large array of colours from the orange citrine, brown smoky quartz and the most common purple amethyst and here it has a lovely yellow tone to it.
Cut in an emerald cut which has a lovely angular rectangle shape with the corners cut, this cut suits perfectly with the angular designs of Retro jewellery and the lovely detailing on the side of the ring.
Measuring an impressive 18.15 carats in weight, the stone measures 15.6mm across by 21mm and stands out on the finger so well.
Retro jewellery of this time has had such a popular resurgence in recent years, and this is one that is sure to continually be loved and admired.
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Rose gold Retro era lemon quartz ring in a hand made setting. Lemon quartz is from the same family as amethyst and has a lovely rich yellow colour to it.
A brief history on Retro jewellery.
Retro describes jewellery produced between the later part of the 1930â€™s to the 1940â€™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 Christieâ€™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 on this link to see more rings from the Retro era: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/product-category/modern-jewellery/retro-rings-modern-retro-jewellery/