This eye-catching 18K red gold Retro ring from 1945 displays a strong architectural design with an abundance of glamour. Followed by a row of four square cut rubies on each side, a two lobed swell gushes from the buckle-shape with 18 platinum-encrusted single brilliant cut diamonds onto the other side of the shank. All that contemporary flair, while still fitting as a glove on any woman's hand.
Antique jewelry object group: rings
Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of French or Belgian origin.
Style: Retro (more info on styles)
Style specifics: Retro Style is a recent designation for the period in the forties when large scale, stylized geometric forms,drapes, bows or ribbons were all the rage. Pink Gold, set with colored stones, sometimes in floral forms was common.
Period: ca. 1945 (events and facts in 1945)
Material: 18K red gold and platinum, although most of this jewel is in red gold, the diamonds are set in platinum. This finds it origin in a much older period (see explanation on silver on gold). (more info on precious metals)
Diamonds:18 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 1.00 crt. 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.
Precious stones: Eight rubies (lab produced) (also called verneuil ruby). (more info on precious stones)
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July. (more info on birthstones)
Hallmarks: No trace. (more info on hallmarks)
Condition: excellent condition (more info on our condition scale)
Dimensions: top of ring 2.40 cm (0.94 inch) x 1.78 cm (0.70 inch)
Weight: 15.90 gram (10.22 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 48 & 15½ , Size US 4½ , Size UK: I
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)