Gemstones: Diamond and Sapphire
Cut: Round Brilliant Cut Diamond and Kite Shape Cut Sapphires
Weight & Colour: Diamond = 0.22 ct I / VS
2 Sapphires measure 3.50 x 1.80 mm.
Material: 18ct White Gold & 18ct Yellow Gold
Ian Abeshouse Valuation $3,200.00
Ring Size: N 1/2
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A very fine 1950s diamond and sapphire ring. The round brilliant cut diamond is illusion set in 18ct white gold and is accompanied by a lovely contrasting kite shape sapphire, bezel set on each shoulder. The sapphire stones are a dark blue colour and measure 3.50 x 1.80 mm. The diamond weights 0.22ct and is graded Colour: I and Clarity: VS.
The Mid 20th Century Period (1950 - 1970):
Through the 50s and 60s the hair was bigger, the dresses were bigger and the jewellery followed suit. Women wore more extravagant pieces than ever before and men opted for lots of gold. Cartier introduced jewellery depicting leopards and panthers and from then on each jewellery house did the same. Van Cleef & Arpels created bejewelled animals and flowers and Bulgari had its Serpentini line. Cocktail Rings were something a woman could simply not be seen without particularly in the US where a ‘Cocktail Party’ was the most stylish event you could be invited to.