Less is boring!

Solid vintage white gold ring with three light blue sapphires, 14,1ct, Vienna ca. 1985


€ 11,890.00 *
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Solid vintage white gold ring with three light blue sapphires, 14,1ct, Vienna ca. 1985
Solid vintage white gold ring with three light blue sapphires, 14,1ct, Vienna ca. 1985
Description
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"Less is more!" asserted Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to express the ideals of modernism and the Bauhaus. Robert Venturi, the most famous architect of postmodernism, reformulated this sentence a good 60 years later in his own sense: "Less is a bore", in other words: "Less is boring"! And in this way he expressed not least the sense of style and the will to form of the 1980s in a catchy slogan. This ring from the 1980s was created in this spirit - and it is a truly impressive piece of jewellery. Light blue like the cloudless spring sky are the three sapphires at the center of the solid white gold ring here, which found its way to us from Vienna. The natural gemstones have a combined weight of about 14.10 carats and shine in an oval Ceylon cut, which makes them shine in countless facets. The center of the ring, which weighs more than 29 grams, is set by a large light blue sapphire, accompanied by two smaller sapphires of the same colour on either side. The quality of the gemstones is evident in their particularly high transparency and barely visible inclusions. They are rubbed into the ring's high-carat white gold, so that no ruffle interferes when worn. Its powerful, closed form and workmanship allow us to date it to the mid-1980s. An independent appraisal has confirmed the quality of the materials. It comes with the ring, which is in very good condition.
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All times have their fashions, and all fashions have their effects on the realm of jewelry as well. Jewellery of the 1980s is an often beautiful, and always impressive, testimony to a time of optimism and abundance: the oil crisis seemed to be over, Wall Street was flourishing - people sipped cocktails and paid by credit card, everything seemed possible. At the same time, a new image of women emerged. Self-confident and tough, asserting herself at work, in the face of men, successful, with broad shoulder pads and high heels, she adorned herself with rings, necklaces and brooches in hitherto unusual dimensions, with reflective surfaces of yellow gold and rich trimmings of coloured gemstones. A lot of costume jewellery was created, as the jewellery made of real materials would have been unaffordable for most women, so large and heavy were they intended to appear. But real jewellery was also produced in large numbers in the USA and Europe, of course.
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Solid vintage white gold ring with three light blue sapphires, 14,1ct, Vienna ca. 1985
Less is boring!
€ 11,890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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