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Unusual Retro Style Bombé Ring With Diamonds In Rose Gold, 1940s


€ 1,490.00 *
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Unusual Retro Style Bombé Ring With Diamonds In Rose Gold, 1940s
Unusual Retro Style Bombé Ring With Diamonds In Rose Gold, 1940s
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This ring looks like an abstracted flower. A wreath of red gold petals lies around the central pistil, which is formed by glittering diamonds set in pavée. The stones are embedded in platinum, which is decorated with ornamental openings on the sides. Delicate, curved wires of gold form the ring band and at the same time suggest flower stems. The creative design speaks the formal language of the so-called Retro Style. This style emerged from the 1930s and remained current until the 1950s. It is characterized by strong, corporeal forms, which often appear sculptural. They were usually executed in reddish gold, with only small accents of white precious metal. These pieces thus contrasted with the jewellery of 1920s Art Deco, which favored bright white diamonds in platinum. The reason for such a serious change in style was not due to a pure desire for change. Platinum, for example, was no longer available to goldsmiths in sufficient quantities at the beginning of the war, which is why the change of material to gold was not only voluntary. Likewise, the trade routes for the delivery of precious gemstones were interrupted due to the war, which is why one had to rely on already available gemstones during these years. The diamonds used here also show slightly different cuts and qualities. This gives the jewellery of the 1940s a special unique character. Because making a virtue out of necessity - that's what the goldsmiths of that time were excellent at!
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When one thinks of Art Deco jewellery, the first thing that comes to mind are delicate designs in pure platinum or white gold, shining white with rich diamond settings. Fine designs in symmetrical shapes, articulated by the finest saw work and delicately and elegantly designed: This is the style of the late 1920s, which corresponds to the early Art Deco. In the late 1930s, Parisian jewelry houses in particular continued to develop this formal language, and by the end of the decade, the turnaround had arrived throughout Europe: yellow and red gold were now the precious metals of choice alongside white gold and platinum, and the shapes became more sculptural, voluminous and expansive, but above all, they celebrated the excitement of asymmetry. The reason for such a serious change in style was not due to a pure desire for change. Platinum, for example, was no longer available to goldsmiths in sufficient quantities with the onset of the World War, which is why the change of material to gold was not only voluntary. Likewise, the trade routes for the delivery of precious gemstones were interrupted due to the war, which is why one had to rely on already available gemstones during these years. This gives the jewelry of the 1940s a special unique character. Because making a virtue out of necessity - that's what the goldsmiths of the late 1930s and 1940s were excellent at!
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Unusual Retro Style Bombé Ring With Diamonds In Rose Gold, 1940s
Where Have All The Flowers Gone...
€ 1,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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