Retro Dot Dash Diamond Wedding Band

$1,300.00
About Details History
This 14k gold 1940s wedding band is crafted in 14k white gold. The angled head of the ring is set with a stunning combination of single cut diamonds, and short and long diamond baguettes. The ring has a sleek low profile on the finger and streamlined knife edge hoop.

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  • Materials: 14k white gold, 2 x .01ct single cut diamonds, 2 x .03ct diamond baguettes, 1 x .07ct diamond baguette
  • Age: c. 1940
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 2.2mm width at head, 1.2mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hil, 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
This 14k gold 1940s wedding band is crafted in 14k white gold. The angled head of the ring is set with a stunning combination of single cut diamonds, and short and long diamond baguettes. The ring has a sleek low profile on the finger and streamlined knife edge hoop.

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  • Materials: 14k white gold, 2 x .01ct single cut diamonds, 2 x .03ct diamond baguettes, 1 x .07ct diamond baguette
  • Age: c. 1940
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6.5, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 2.2mm width at head, 1.2mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Boerum Hil, 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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