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Elegant retro style ring with diamonds, around 1940


€ 790.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Elegant retro style ring with diamonds, around 1940
Elegant retro style ring with diamonds, around 1940
Description
This description was automatically translated from German. If you have any questions about this piece of jewellery, we will be happy to help!
From the era of swing and big bands comes this gold ring. An old-cut diamond and six diamond roses shine starry in their white light. A plate of bright platinum sets the diamonds, while the rest of the ring features gleaming gold in voluminous curved shapes. The gallery consists of airy curves that add a dynamic touch to the design. It's a play of contrasts that enlivens the ring, yet blends into a harmonious whole. The delight in geometry that informs the ring's design harks back to the turbulent era of late Art Deco. Since the beginning of the 1920s, designers throughout Europe had repeatedly ventured to play with clear geometries in order to overcome the playful lines of Art Nouveau. While the first designs were mostly filigree and white, coolly gleaming in platinum and diamonds, the fashion changed from around 1930 to yellow and red gold, more full-bodied works. In English-speaking countries, a more precise distinction is made here between Art Deco (the detailed white jewellery of the first phase) and so-called Retro Jewellery, i.e. the sculptural designs of the period from 1930 onwards. The ring in question here was made in Germany, as evidenced by a stamp inside the ring's band. Its design and workmanship show that it was forged in the years around 1940. We were able to discover it here in Berlin.
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The 1920s brought a new style to the world of jewelry with Art Deco: geometric abstractions, fine materials, and luxurious furnishings were sought after and supplied by goldsmiths in Paris, London, and Vienna as well as their counterparts in Berlin and overseas. The longer and wider the style spread, the more the forms evolved. In France and the USA, for example, a special form of late Art Deco called "retro" jewellery emerged in the years after 1930: The forms became stronger, more physical, the volumes larger and the jewelry once again more splendid, with the colorfulness of the stones and metal used playing a major role. But not only the shapes changed, also the colors of the jewelry changed after some time: the fashion of the years from 1940 onwards, for example, preferred pieces of jewelry made of yellow or red gold to those made of platinum or white gold, and colored stones replaced diamonds in their popularity. The surfaces of the gold were fanned out geometrically and the jewels were conceived almost like cubist architectures.
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Elegant retro style ring with diamonds, around 1940
Swingtime
€ 790.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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