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Unusual vintage ring with emeralds and tricolor gold, USA 1950s

Not only art, but also jewellery fashion is subject to constant change. Thereby it often seems as if some decades of representational jewellery motifs were followed by completely abstract ones, which elude a precise interpretation of the motif. The 1950s was such a decade, which often produced non-representational, abstract jewellery. After the post-war period's love of yellow-gold figurative jewellery set with colourful stones, the following period was inspired by cool technical details. The present ring is also based on a wide ring band, to which a roof-like ring face is attached. The ring is divided into three compartments, with the middle one made of white gold and the two outer compartments half of yellow gold and half of red gold. Like precious ridge turrets, three magnificent green emeralds sit in yellow gold settings on the highest point of the ring face. The rising surfaces are hatched and gently refract the light, creating a soft counterpoint to the sober, angular design of the ring. The ring was probably made in the USA, as suggested by the "18K" gold hallmark inside the ring band. It is a powerful object, hand-forged and with a charm all its own.

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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.