Vintage Tiffany Moonstone Ring

$1,400.00
About Details History
This vintage Tiffany ring is fashioned in 14k gold with a stunning moonstone cabochon. Orthoclase moonstones display a phenomenon known as adularescence, this particular moonstone is not only adularescent, it also exhibits chatoyency (cats eye). Moonstones were a favorite of Louis Comfort Tiffany is his turn of the century designs for his family's famous jewelry house. This ring - engraved for the year 1962 - is a testament to the enduring influence of LCT's aesthetics and generally very very good taste at Tiffany & Co.

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  • Materials: 14k yellow gold, 8.6mm moonstone cabochon
  • Age: c. 1960
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 7, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 11.4mm head, 3.1mm hoop
  • 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
This vintage Tiffany ring is fashioned in 14k gold with a stunning moonstone cabochon. Orthoclase moonstones display a phenomenon known as adularescence, this particular moonstone is not only adularescent, it also exhibits chatoyency (cats eye). Moonstones were a favorite of Louis Comfort Tiffany is his turn of the century designs for his family's famous jewelry house. This ring - engraved for the year 1962 - is a testament to the enduring influence of LCT's aesthetics and generally very very good taste at Tiffany & Co.

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  • Materials: 14k yellow gold, 8.6mm moonstone cabochon
  • Age: c. 1960
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 7, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 11.4mm head, 3.1mm hoop
  • 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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