Gemstones: Ruby & Diamonds
Cut: Oval Cut Ruby & Brilliant Cut Diamonds
Weight & Colour: Ruby = 0.68ct
2 Diamonds = 0.32cts G/VS
Material: 18ct Yellow Gold & 18ct White Gold
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1950s oval ruby and diamond ring. The ruby and two round brilliant cut diamonds are claw set in 18ct white gold on a 2.20 mm 18ct yellow gold band. The Ruby equals 0.68 ct and measures 5.69 x 4.82 x 2.77 mm. The two Diamonds total 0.32 ct and are graded Colour: G and Clarity: VS. This is a handmade ring.
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.