1950s 2.10ct Emerald Cluster RingIrene Byrne & Co
The 1950s really was a style iconic era. Here we have a handmade emerald and diamonds cluster ring set in 18ct white gold. The centre emerald cut Emerald is 2.10ct, and it’s surrounded by an oval cluster of 14 round brilliant cut Diamonds, with a total of six single cut diamonds going down the sides. This ring feels like red lipstick and white silk gloves.
Gemstone: Emerald and Diamond
Carat: Emerald = 2.10ct, 7.80 x 7.00 x 5.60 mm
20 Diamonds = 0.51ct
Cut: Diamonds = Brilliant Cut
Emerald = Emerald Cut
Colour: Diamond = G to H
Emerald = Medium Green
Clarity: Diamonds = VS2
Emerald = Medium Clarity
Material: 18ct White Gold
Mid 20th Century (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.