Talisman for cocktail hour

Extravagant Retro cocktail ring with amethyst in gold, around 1940


€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Extravagant Retro cocktail ring with amethyst in gold, around 1940
Extravagant Retro cocktail ring with amethyst in gold, 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!
The idea of an amethyst as a showpiece of a cocktail ring does not lack a certain wink - because until early modern times amethysts were considered talismans that were supposed to protect against drunkenness: "Amethist. It is worn mostly only in rings, and is generally held to be good against drunkenness and melancholy," it said in The Sincere Jubelier, 1729. Even its name, from the Greek "amethystos" - "counteracting intoxication", expresses this ancient belief. The present ring sets such an intense purple stone in the Retro style. It is a natural amethyst with slight inclusion pattern is visible. Typical of the period, the gold setting itself takes up an important part of the design. It features polished gold bands and curves on a matte ground, demonstrating the artistic, creative use of gold that was such a defining feature of the postwar era. Even the underside of the ring face is polished to a shiny finish and features a decorative openwork design. The ring is in very good condition. Its hallmark and design suggest that it was once made in Germany.
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Extravagant Retro cocktail ring with amethyst in gold, around 1940
Talisman for cocktail hour
€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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