Stunning Pearl and Diamond Cocktail ring Circa 1960
Retro jewelry was first seen in France around 1935 with a collection of designs from Van Cleef & Arpels. They exhibited their collection at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York and when World War II began, those designs remained in New York.
American jewelry designers took great influence from those jewelry designs and so the style of Retro jewelry really came into effect during wartime. The angles and rigidity of Art Deco jewelry began to soften as a new style was born.
Rings from the Retro Era were big, bright and bold, designed to make a statement. Fan, scroll, and ribbon designs, set with gemstones, were widely seen among the fashionable. For example, this gorgeous cocktail ring features natural pearls and diamonds glistening in white 14k gold, making an outstanding addition to any look or collection.
Materials and Features: 14k white gold, pearl, diamond
Age/Origin: American, c.1960
Measurements: Size 6.5, can be resized as desired.
Condition: Excellent condition.
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