"Retro" jewelry, and especially from 1940 to 1950, is marked by history: an evolution that breaks with that of "Art Deco", a use of materials under war and post-war constraints, "patriotic" colors blue white red after release. Yellow gold reappears and is widely used, the jewels are rather figurative and in volume. The Tank ring is emblematic of this style, as well as the jewels representing trimmings (knots, braided gold threads, etc.).
Domed in shape, this old ring represents a flower with turned petals. The center is a brilliant-cut diamond set with claws around 0.25 carat, in an entourage of 8 diamonds for a total around 0.50 carat.
Vintage 1950s Ring
Size: 55 FR
Materials: Gold, 18 carat white gold
Stone Color: Colorless
Ring color: White gold
Total diamond weight: 0,75 carat Width of the ring at the base: 3 mm. Total weight of the jewel: 7.26 g Authentic old jewel - Work from the 1950s. Our opinion: Lovely, an antique luminous ring
This signet ring is a genuine American college ring from Danville, Virginia.
The translation of the university ring goes back to the promotion of 1835 of the military academy of West Point, it symbolizes the esprit de corps and the solidarity within the group. It then gradually spread to civilian university campuses in the United States.
Yellow gold ring set with an oval cut ruby surrounded by rubies and diamonds. The octagonal ring is a very popular piece of jewelry for its unique style and charm. This vintage jewel is set with an oval cut ruby, surrounded by rubies and diamonds. The ring with its octagonal shape brings symmetry and elegance.
Vintage from the 1940s
Size: 53 FR
Stone color: Red
Ring color: Yellow
Size possible on request
Our jewels are old, they may have some irregularities.
Retro pearl dome ring, in 18 karat (750 thousandths) yellow gold, adorned with 30 pearls on a midnight blue enamelled background.Italian work, Retro period, around the end of the 1950s.
Retro jewelry is characterized by the use of yellow gold, the development of 3-D volumes and the rarity of precious stones. Here we have a perfect example of such jewelry: with this volume domed; the use of pearls - of which there was no shortage at this time - and enamel, thus making it possible to compensate for the lack of precious stone.
The Second World War had a considerable impact on jewelry fashion during this period, sweeping aside the taste for "white", the "flat" geometric and the abundance of Art Deco gems.
Dome height from shoulders: 13 mm
Dome diameter: 15 mm
Finger size: 51 EU or 5,75 US (size adjustment possible)
Note: an old resizing has been carried out. Good general condition of the pearls. Condition: some oxidations on the ring
Retro citrine emeralds ring in 14 karat yellow gold (585 thousandths). A rectangular citrine with cut sides is at the center of the structure. It is framed by an openwork decoration of 6 fixed rings. Two bezel-set round emeralds frame the central stone in an openwork structure surrounded by gold. The whole is a magnificent set of full and empty circular shapes. 1940s work.
This volume game work is typical of the Retro era.
Finger size: 48 EU or 4,25 US (resizing possible)
Note: scratches from use on the ring, small oxidation on the claws.
Weight of stones: citrine about 1,40 carat; emeralds of around 0,10 carat Weight: 4,38 gr.
Retro diamond ring in 18 karat white gold (750 thousandths) and platinum with typical trimmings from the retro period. Streaks representing pompoms enclosed by a cord form the basket and the shoulders of the ring. A 0,15 carat brilliant-cut diamond set by six platinum claws adorns the center of the jewel. French work from the mid-20th century, circa 1950.
Retro ruby cocktail ring in the shape of a stylized flower, in 14 karat (585 thousandths) gold in a pale pink color. A set of 17 round deep pink rubies form a large flower. The bezel of the ring is studded with gold cords forming the petals.
The ring has a large volume, typical of the Retro period and the jewelry creation of that time.
Retro fan brooch in 18 karat (750 thousandths) white and yellow gold. The brooch is adorned with seven oval synthetic sapphires in prong setting in a deep blue color. It takes the shape of an open fan, alternating between white gold and yellow gold. Jewel from the end of the Art Deco period, beginning of the Retro period, circa 1935.
Owl hallmark, annotation"SGDG box": patented under government guarantee, mention established from 1844.
Width: 52 mm Height: 36 mm
Total weight of synthetic sapphires: 0,20 carat Weight: 7,6 gr.
Retro ruby flower ring in 18 karat (750 thousandths) rose gold centered with a round synthetic Verneuil ruby, in an intense dark pink. This ruby is set on a star motif in platinum and surrounded by openwork heart-shaped petals. French work, retro period around 1950.
Retro jewelry is characterized by the use of yellow gold, the development of 3-D volumes and the rarity of precious stones. Here we have a perfect example of these jewels: with this "domed" volume and the use of synthetic Verneuil ruby, thus making it possible to compensate for the lack of precious stone.
The Second World War had a considerable impact on jewelry fashion during this period, sweeping aside the taste for “white”, the geometric “flat” and the abundance of Art Deco gems.
Ring with two lion heads in 14 karat yellow gold (585 thousandths). The ring is open and decorated with two lion heads, which can cross. The heads are finely decorated with details (the mane and the lion's mouth). The ring is delicately crafted. Men's ring or index ring, work from the mid-20th century.
Retro Tank Topaz Ring. Ring in silver 925 thousandths. A bezel-set topaz in a blue color adorns the center of the ring with geometric lines. The ring is also worked in openwork lines. Work from the 1950s, Retro period.
Illegible silver hallmark, 925 hallmark, SM silversmith's mark in an oval
Retro ribbon bracelet in 18 karat yellow gold (750 thousandths), with flexible grid links. The clasp takes the form of a ratchet box with a safety. French jewelry from the 1950s. Typical post-war Retro jewelry model, entirely in yellow gold, the mesh is flexible and very elegant on the wrist.
Retro diamond ring in 18 karat pink and white gold (750 thousandths). The ring is made up of large “roll” patterns in rose gold, the shoulders are in white gold, studded with four rose-cut diamonds. An old-cut diamond is set in the center by 8 claws on a white gold bezel. Jewel from the 1950s.
Finger size: 48 EU or 4,5 US (size adjustment possible)
Central diamond weight: approximately 0,08 carat Total diamond weight: approximately 0,14 carat
Condition: old trace of size adjustment, scratches