Retro Glamour

Luxurious "Retro Style" Ring with Sapphire & Diamonds, 1940s

In the late 1930s, Parisian jewellery houses in particular developed a style of Art Deco known to us today as the "retro style". It was distinguished by warm gold tones and expansive geometric shapes from the cool, flat designs in diamond-studded platinum that had characterized the decade before. This new style soon spread around the world - film stars such as Marlene Dietrich with her legendary ruby bracelet made it famous worldwide. A representative of this fashion is the present luxurious ring, which found its way to us from Saxony. The wide bar is made of white gold in the middle, which is framed on both sides by bands of yellow gold. In the center, the ring widens to present a precious gemstone arrangement on a stepped base. In the center, we see a dark blue sapphire in a high cabochon cut. On either side, six old-cut diamonds accompany the colored center stone. The ring is in very good condition and is a picture book example of a wearable retro style jewel. For more on rings of the 1940s and further illustrations, see David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010, p. 400f.

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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.