This 18K red gold Retro ring from 1940 seems to be crafted gradually from the shank to the top into a stylized wheel with a vertical alignment of seven semi-modern brilliant cut diamonds encrusted in white gold following the arch of the wheel. With tworubies as the extremities of the axis, this powerful jewel could be your personal wheel of fortune right at your finger.
Antique jewelry object group: ring
Condition: excellent condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin: Belgium
Style: Retro - The style now called "Retro Art" is a genre which was developed in the 1940s and 1950s in response to a need for bold, eye-catching graphics and shapes that were easy to reproduce. - See also: Retroor more info on styles
Period: ca. 1940 - (events and facts in 1940)
Material: 18K bi-color (red and white) gold - (more info on precious metals)
Diamonds:7 semi-modern brilliant cut diamonds with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.48 crt. Their cut is semi-modern as the stones are polished around 1950 which means that although to today's standards they are considered to be modern brilliant cuts, their cullet (the point at thebottom) are still polished flat. Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.48 crt.
Precious stones: Two rubies - (more info on precious stones)
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July. - (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: Belgian hallmark of R. Van Heyste, goldsmith in Tielt, Belgium (hallmark N° 506 in the Book of recent Belgian hallmarks) - (more info on hallmarks)
Weight: 7.80 gram (5.02 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 54 & 17¼ , Size US 6¾ , Size UK: N
Resizing: Free resizing, but because of the the way the ring is made, we cannot guarantee to make it on every size; so please ask in advance (only for extreme resizing we have to charge). - (more info on ring sizes)