Metropolis

Elegant ring of retro style with diamonds in gold, 1930s

Hardly any other film of the time took the aesthetics of Art Deco to such an extreme as Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" from 1927: the skyscrapers, the fast rhythms of the city and the nightlife, and above all the futuristic-looking machine world expressed Lang's thoughts about his own future - and showed the aesthetics of his own time. It was precisely the world of technology and machines that fascinated his contemporaries. From the mid-1930s, however, it was no longer to be the sole subject of avant-garde films, but was also to give new impetus to jewellery designers. These increasingly took forms from the realm of technology as their model: propellers, powerful chains, even the chain tracks of the new type of tank ("tank tracks") became precious "retro style" designs in gold and diamonds in stylized form. This ring of this fashion is powerful and sculptural. The ring head is built across the finger and presents a large old-cut diamond of about 0.39 ct, white color and very good brilliance in its center. Two rose-cut diamonds are set alongside it. All of the diamonds are set in platinum circles lined with fine mille handles. The attention to detail is also evident in the side view of the ring, as the under-cadence of the diamonds is formed three-dimensionally from ornamental sweeps. The ring is an exemplary piece of 1930s "retro style" jewelry. We discovered it in Berlin.

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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.

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