Gemstones: Sapphire and Diamonds
Cut: Oval, Brilliant and Baguette Cut
Weight & Colour: Sapphire = 1.25 ct
6 Diamonds = 0.30 ct G / VS - SI
Ian Abeshouse Valuation $5,600.00
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1950s oval cut sapphire and diamond ring. The oval cut sapphire is four claw set in platinum with two round cut diamonds and a baguette cut diamond on each shoulder on a 2.2 to 1.7mm tapered band. The Sapphire weighs 1.25ct and measures 6.3 x 5.3 x 4.1mm. The six diamonds total 0.30ct and are graded Colour: G and Clarity: VS to SI. Circa 1950s.
This setting is all handmade.
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.