Diamond Six Hoop "Amitie" Ring

$5,000.00
About Details History
Get excited - but not too excited - this incredible ring is not Georgian, but rather a vintage replica of a spectacular early 19th century friendship ring. The original ring belongs to a private collector and is featured in Diana Scarisbrick's wonderful book, Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty (see photos on p. 103). This finely executed reproduction features six individual rose gold hoops that rotate independently around a single pin at the back of the ring. Each hoop is affixed with a diamond studded silver letter, when closed the letters spell the word "AMITIE". This ring is a size 8.5 and cannot be resized.

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  • Materials: 14k rose gold, silver, 52 rose cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1960
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 8.5, cannot be resized; 8.9mm width at head, 5.1mm width of bands
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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RETRO (1935 - 1945) World War II marked the shift from Art Deco to retro, as yet another war (and the subsequent materials rations) dictated what was available on the jewelry market. Platinum was reserved for military use, so jewelers began relying heavily on gold and experimenting with colored alloys and different finishes. Retro jewelry designs are marked by asymmetry, motifs borrowed from industrial design, and exaggerated scale. Thanks to a hugely successful advertising campaign begun in the 1940s and funded by De Beers, the phrase “a diamond is forever” was coined and diamond rings were touted as the ONLY acceptable type of engagement ring. Carefully worded ads instructed men on how to choose a stone, and what to spend (“two months salary!”). The Gemological Institute of America developed the so-called “4Cs” of diamond grading, which was a scientific system for measuring the color, clarity, cut and carat weight of every single diamond. The costume jewelry industry, having only been established a few decades before, began to flourish. Centered in Providence, Rhode Island, and surrounding New England towns, companies like Trifari, Monet, Hobe, and Vendome prospered as consumers gobbled up inexpensive machine-made jewels.
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About Details History
Get excited - but not too excited - this incredible ring is not Georgian, but rather a vintage replica of a spectacular early 19th century friendship ring. The original ring belongs to a private collector and is featured in Diana Scarisbrick's wonderful book, Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty (see photos on p. 103). This finely executed reproduction features six individual rose gold hoops that rotate independently around a single pin at the back of the ring. Each hoop is affixed with a diamond studded silver letter, when closed the letters spell the word "AMITIE". This ring is a size 8.5 and cannot be resized.

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  • Materials: 14k rose gold, silver, 52 rose cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1960
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 8.5, cannot be resized; 8.9mm width at head, 5.1mm width of bands
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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RETRO (1935 - 1945) World War II marked the shift from Art Deco to retro, as yet another war (and the subsequent materials rations) dictated what was available on the jewelry market. Platinum was reserved for military use, so jewelers began relying heavily on gold and experimenting with colored alloys and different finishes. Retro jewelry designs are marked by asymmetry, motifs borrowed from industrial design, and exaggerated scale. Thanks to a hugely successful advertising campaign begun in the 1940s and funded by De Beers, the phrase “a diamond is forever” was coined and diamond rings were touted as the ONLY acceptable type of engagement ring. Carefully worded ads instructed men on how to choose a stone, and what to spend (“two months salary!”). The Gemological Institute of America developed the so-called “4Cs” of diamond grading, which was a scientific system for measuring the color, clarity, cut and carat weight of every single diamond. The costume jewelry industry, having only been established a few decades before, began to flourish. Centered in Providence, Rhode Island, and surrounding New England towns, companies like Trifari, Monet, Hobe, and Vendome prospered as consumers gobbled up inexpensive machine-made jewels.
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