Large vintage cocktail ring with aquamarine in yellow gold, 1960ies
The 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. This ring, which was intended to adorn the hand at cocktail hour, takes both developments into account. Quite typical of those years is the combination of a large, coloured gemstone without diamonds, only with a voluminous gold setting. After the privations of the war years, jewellery became as large, colourful and shiny in gold as hardly ever before, and it was in cocktail rings in particular that this new desire for colour and format could be given free rein. The aquamarine with its water-blue colour was a popular centrepiece for such rings, usually in combination with graphic settings of richly shining yellow gold. In contrast to the pre-war period, people often dispensed with additional diamonds and relied on the effect of the gemstone and its modernist gold setting. Here, the aquamarine is designed in an oval Ceylon cut, which shimmers particularly vividly in the light due to the numerous facets around the edges. The surrounding gold elements take up this puzzle in a three-dimensional way. As evidenced by a hallmark inside, the gold has a fineness of 14 carats. The ring was made in Germany and is in very good condition.
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