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Antique jewelry object group
very good condition
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Country of origin
Vintage Retro - The style now called "Retro Art" is a genre which was developed in the 1940s and 1950s in response to a need for bold, eye-catching graphics and shapes that were easy to reproduce.
See also: Retro
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Retro Style is a recent designation for the period in the forties when large scale, stylized geometric forms, drapes, bows or ribbons were all the rage. Pink Gold, set with colored stones, sometimes in floral forms was common.
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.
18K pink gold (touchstone tested)
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72 rubies (lab produced) (also called verneuil ruby). The fact that these stones are lab produced has no influence on the value of this jewel. Natural rubies and lab produced rubies were both used in this era, rather more for their effect than for their intrinsic value.
Ruby is the birthstone (or month stone) for July.
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Although it carries a typical French control mark representing an owl , we cannot be sure it is actually French as the owl was also used for items in finished condition that were brought to be examined by the French Assay office (the eagle’s head was used for items brought in unfinished).
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18,50 cm (7,28 inch) x 2,08 cm (0,82 inch)
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78,50 gram (50,48 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº
Adin, fine antique jewellery