Martini with olive

Striking vintage cocktail ring with olive green spinel in gold, around 1960

The german economic miracle not only brought new prosperity to the citizens - at the same time it was a time of social events, elegant soirées and dinner parties. Both developments are taken into account by the present ring, which should decorate the hand at cocktail hour. Heavy, voluminous gold jewelry was considered a status symbol, and the ring features the era-typical hatching that gives the yellow gold an interesting texture. Set off by a cord of rose gold, an olive green synthetic spinel, shaped in a round facet cut, shines in the center of the ring. Synthetic stones already existed at the beginning of the 20th century, but in the Midcentury exploited the full range of these man-made jewels, which could be made in many bright colors. Thanks to them, the fashion of large, transparent colored stones could be implemented on a whim. Whether worn as the proverbial olive with a martini or as an elegant statement with a cocktail dress, the ring still embodies the spirit of optimism of the economic miracle. It is in very good condition.

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