Tank ruby ring

Beautiful tank ring made of 18k rose gold, set with five Verneuil rubies. Jewellery from the Retro period, around 1950.


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.

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Tank ruby ring