Monday, 6 December 2010

A Tiffany retro cocktail ring

A great cocktail ring!! Signed by Tiffany, it has an original design with an sphere of rubies flanked by baguette diamonds, all set in platinum. The most amazing feature of this ring is how contemporary it looks although it is from the 1940's, or what is called today the "Retro" style: bold, masculine jewellery more focused on design than on precious gems. In the pure retro style, polished gold replaces platinum and stones tend to be large semi precious rather than diamonds. This ring is rare precisely because it is finer than most of its contemporary pieces.

It is for sale at the Macklowe Gallery in Madison Avenue, New York.