Back to the Future

Glamorous cocktail ring with diamonds and aquamarine in white gold, around 1970

Jewellery of the late 1960s and 1970s is often very clear and abstract, even futuristic. After the organic forms of the Mid-Century, a new lust for geometry returned in the age of the race to the moon. The frames of the designs left behind the heavy lust for shiny yellow gold of late Art Deco and increasingly dissolved into a mesh of white gold struts. The structures of spacecraft, the antennas of Sputnik, but also the skeletal structures of the new skyscrapers may have been the inspiration here: It was not for nothing that a brooch bearing the name "Cosmos" won the Jewel of the Year Award in 1967. The colours used in jewellery design moved along an equally cool, modernist spectrum. White gold became the most sought-after precious metal in the 1970s, accompanied by diamonds and blue gemstones such as sapphires and aquamarines. The cocktail ring with aquamarine, flanked by diamonds in white gold, may even be considered one of the most popular jewels of the time. Here we have a typical example of this type: Glamorous and yet not overloaded by its abstraction, the ring exudes a cool elegance that does not hide. The oval faceted aquamarine is clear and brilliant in a pale blue; so clear, in fact, that the skin shines through it slightly when worn. The 36 accompanying diamonds and the precious white gold present the centre stone to great effect. The white stones are set into the ring shoulders on either side, forming deep, sparkling, magnificent surfaces shaped like the wings of a Concorde. A sophisticated jewel from the era of the moon landing, wonderfully preserved and wearable!

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