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Gorgeous Vintage Ring With Large Ruby & Diamonds, Circa 1955

The first years of the young Federal Republic experienced a previously unseen increase in wealth and quality of life with the economic miracle. After the worries of the war years, the displays of the shops suddenly shone with a new luxury. Jewellery and watches served not least to visibly display the new joie de vivre to the outside world. The style of the jewellery of these years was often oriented towards the late Art Déco, as it had been developed since the 1930s and continued to determine the designs of the large goldsmith companies, especially in the USA and France: an always rich décor, sweeping geometries and an exuberant sparkle of high-quality gemstones determined the picture. The ring presented here was created in this young Federal Republic of the 1950s. In its center, it presents us with a large ruby glowing pink-red. The extraordinarily colourful stone is accompanied by fourteen brilliant cut diamonds, set like it in white gold. They form an oval flower, which is connected to the yellow gold ring band by further diamonds on the sides. This second, warmly shining material to the cool shine of the white gold also surrounds the ruby blossom of the center on the sides with curved framings: The whole design of the ring is thus given a clear cohesion, which is also evident in the side view: Here it quickly becomes clear how high and present, even expansive, goldsmith "B" has implemented this ring. It is a statement piece that wants to attract attention - and succeeds brilliantly and enchantingly in doing so.

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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.