2013/03/24

We proudly present: our collection of high quality Art Retro rings

We proudly present:

our collection of high quality Art Retro rings

Impressive Retro ring with big old brilliant cut diamond and carre rubies from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€3,150
Very strong design handmade Retro ring with diamonds and rubies from the forties from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,750

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Typical bi-color gold estate Retro ring with rubies and rose cut diamonds from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,650
Extrovert and stylish red gold vintage Art Retro ring with diamonds and rubies from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€2,350
AStrong design gold Retro cocktail ring with diamonds, estate ring from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€3,250
Charming red gold retro ring with rubies and diamonds from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€1,850
Sturdy pink gold retro ring with rose cut diamonds and carre cut rubies from the antique jewelry collection of www.adin.be
€1,975
 



Retro jewelry (1935-1950) - The Retro style was strongly influenced by its predecessor: the Art Deco style. Using the same type and language of geometrical shapes but with bolder heavier lines, shapes and stones. Typical for the Retro style is its imitation of three dimensional folds of fabric with the ribbon bow as its most popular motif, often highlighted in the center with a calibré cut ruby or sapphire knot (mostly lab-produced stones were used (see also Verneuil rubies and sapphires) and diamonds in various cuts as white accents. Another typical motif for this period is the tankbracelet (based on a tank caterpillars).

That gold regained its popularity during the Retro period was due to the fact that platinum was not available to the goldsmiths and jewellers since this was being used for the war effort. This was the main reason that during the Retro period different colors of gold became popular - yellow gold was combined with rose gold and green gold in striking combinations. Imagine, in France goldsmiths worked with no less then 27 shades of colors of gold!

The most popular gemstones seen in the Retro style are aquamarine, citrine, topaz, large cabochon-cut rubies and sapphires (including star stones), golden beryl, peridots and tourmaline. Not uncommonly, gems used were exceptionally large in order to reflect the scale of the jewelry.  


 
 

Antiqualy yours,

The Adin team
www.adin.be










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