1930s Raymond Yard Ceylon Sapphire RingIrene Byrne & Co
Gemstones: Ceylon Sapphire & Diamonds
Cut: Cushion Cut & Single Cut
Weight & Colour: 6.61ct Mid-Blue Colour
2 Diamonds = 0.03ct G / VS
GSL Valuation $31,500.00
Ring Size: L 1/2
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A magnificent 1930s Raymond Yard Ceylon sapphire ring. The stand out 6.61ct Ceylonese cushion cut sapphire is a mid-blue colour and is set in platinum with a single cut diamond either side of the band. The ring is made by Raymond Yard, a high end jeweller in New York City in the 1920s. His clients were some of America’s wealthiest families that included; the Rockefellers, Woolworths and Vanderbilts as well as movie stars such as Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks. His designs were famous for using only the highest quality gemstones and the finest platinum mountings which as a result raised the bar for jewellery manufacturing for that time.
The 1930s saw a departure from the carefree flapper style of the 20s and a new decade began with the glamour that was oozing out of Hollywood. The dress clip was the most popular piece of jewellery at the time worn on the neckline and soon being designed in a double incorporating the symmetry featured so heavily in the designs of the Art Deco period. The slim line and fine details in rings and bracelets seen in the 20s were expanded on and bracelets became wider while rings became more elongated both horizontally and vertically on the fingers. Men wore Cartier’s bejewelled cufflinks and diamond studded brooches, which brought an air of glamour to their masculinity.