Tank ruby ring in 18k rose gold. The ring is set with a line of five square French Verneuil rubies. The line of rubies is on a flank that meets the center of the ring. A scroll shape opposes the rubies, creating an asymmetry. The shapes and importance of this ring are typical of the Retro period.
Eagle head hallmark partially erased
Finger size: 50 EU or 5.25 US (sizing possible)
Width of the ring: 1.1 cm
Height of the ring head: 0.9 cm
Estimated weight of the Verneuil rubies : 0,20 carat
Condition: the corner of a ruby is missing, it is not visible to the naked eye. Scratches from use.
Weight : 10,88 gr
History of jewelry: Retro jewellery is characterised by the use of yellow gold, the development of 3-D volumes and by the rarity of precious stones. Here we have a perfect example of such jewellery: a large volume and the use of synthetic rubies – thus compensating for the lack of gemstones available on the market after the war. The Second World War had a considerable impact on jewelry fashion during this period, sweeping away the taste for “white”, the geometric “flat” and the abundance of gems of Art Deco.