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Ruby and diamond ring from the Retro era of the 1950's

This ruby and diamond ring from the Retro era of the 1950's looks amazing on the finger and will no doubt always get the attention and admiration that it rightly deserves.

Made in 18 carat white gold, the borer of rubies accentuates not only the diamonds in the centre, but the emerald cut shape of the top. This top section measures 16mm by 15.2mm across and in the centre it is set with twenty five single cut diamonds that total 0.78 carats that sparkle magnificently. And with the twenty eight carre cut rubies surrounding it, all of this comes together to create such a fabulous ring. The rubies are so vibrant in colour and total 0.56 carats and are all matched so well for colour and clarity.

No matter the occasion and no matter the finger that this ring is worn on, it will always be admired, appreciated and commented on.


Stock# ES8753

Circa: 1950


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Ruby and diamond ring from the Retro era of the 1950's

This vintage ruby and diamond ring was made in France in 18 carat white gold.

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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