Chic of the 80s
Unusual vintage ring with diamonds, around 1985
Jewelry of the 1980s fascinates to this day as an often beautiful and always impressive testimony to a time of optimism and abundance: the oil crisis seemed to be over, Wall Street flourished, and a new image of the woman emerged: self-confident and tough, asserting herself at work, against men, successful, with broad shoulder pads and high heels, she adorned herself with rings, necklaces and brooches in hitherto unusual dimensions, with reflective surfaces of yellow gold and rich trimmings of precious stones. Much costume jewellery was created, but real jewellery was also produced in large numbers in the USA and Europe. The ring presented here from around 1985 bears witness to this. 44 fine brilliant-cut diamonds set the surface of its face, which presents a slightly raised inlay of white gold in a frame of yellow gold. The brilliant-cut diamonds are set as a pavée, i.e. set close together to create a sparkling surface. Despite its absolutely modern design, the ring is reminiscent of Art Deco shuttle rings without imitating them. The setting of reference points to previous epochs of jewellery history without imitating forms is what makes up the quality of many jewellery designers of the 1980s and also inspires here in a splendid and yet easily wearable form. The ring came to us from the distinguished Berlin district of Dahlem and is in very good condition.
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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.