Expressive and dynamic

Striking Retro Ring with Pearl & Diamonds, 1950s

In jewelry, as in fashion, shapes and trends are subject to constant change. What was unfashionable just a moment ago can be all the rage again the very next moment. This phenomenon can also be seen in the development of Art Deco. While cool platinum undisputedly dominated the jewelry world in the 1920s and early '30s, colored gold experienced an astonishing comeback starting in 1935. In the course of the so-called "Retro Jewellery", the once delicate shapes also became significantly more voluminous and gave the jewelry an expressive presence. This ring speaks this powerful language of form: it is forged of yellow gold and presents itself as an arrangement across the finger in the form of an expressively stylized blossom. In the center, as if on the base of a calyx, a quality cultured pearl shimmers with a pinkish luster. Four diamonds accompany the sea treasure and add white highlights to the piece of jewelry. The ring was created in Germany in the 1950s. It is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece that is an unmissable eye-catcher with its characterful shape. "Retro" chic for the finger!

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 United States, for example, a special form of late Art Deco called "retro" jewelry emerged in the years after 1930: The shapes became stronger, more physical, the volumes larger and the jewelry once again more magnificent, with the colorfulness of the stones and metal used playing a major role. The fashion of the time preferred jewelry made of yellow or red gold to those made of platinum or white gold, and colored stones replaced diamonds in popularity. The surfaces of the gold were fanned out geometrically and the jewels were conceived almost like cubist architectures.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.