In 900 platinum, 10% iridium, centre set with a fine round ruby weighing 2.69 ct., 8.18 x 7.97 x 4.70 mm, Burma, cut crown/pavilion, no heat, fine purplish red, surrounded by 2 trapeze-cut diamonds, 4 baguette-cut diamonds and 4 small round brilliant diamonds, weighing a total of circa 1 carat, handmade
Stamp for London (or USA), 10% Irid. Plat.
Size and Weight
Ring size 54.5, weight 7 g
Very good – excellent
Accompanied by a Lohri certificate and GIA report no. 6183047263
Property of a Lady
(1940s to 1950s)
Lavish design in lean times
This period begins during the Second World War and the shortage of materials at that time is reflected not only in the way the jewellery is made, but also in the fact that there is very little jewellery from this era. Expressive geometric, asymmetric and daring designs characterize the retro pieces. Here one will find, for instance, eccentric bracelets and impressive cocktail rings in gold. Diamonds and other small, rare gemstones are rarely found due to their scarcity. Instead, larger semi-precious coloured stones such as citrines are used, in line with the motto that best describes the jewellery from this era: “the bigger the better”.