This ring is all about the gorgeous aquamarine, and has been set to highlight its beauty perfectly.
Set into a hand made 18 carat white gold setting, this ring was made in London in 1976, and is so elegant in its design and emphasises the beauty of the aquamarine perfectly. The aquamarine measures an impressive 21 carats in weight and is emerald cut having elegant straight edges that works perfectly with the equally elegant setting.
Being claw set allows the maximum amount of light to enter the stone and highlight not only its size, but the lovely even consistency in its colour. With such a perfect blue, the white gold was the best choice to showcase the stone.
Measuring 14.7mm across by 20.8mm, this is such an elegant ring that will certainly get noticed from near or far.
Hallmarked: London 1976
Vintage 21 carat aquamarine ring made in London in 1976
This ring is set with a large emerald cut aquamarine that measures an impressive 21 carats in weight. It is set in a hand made 18 carat white gold setting.
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.
What is the difference between vintage and antique?
Vintage is anything over 20 years up to 100 years old, and antiques are over 100 years old.
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