Retro Eternity Band with Rubies and Diamonds
Retro jewelry is often multi-colored, combining rose and yellow gold with platinum, white gold or palladium. With a war going on in Europe and American making preparations in regard to potential involvement, precious resources such as platinum were at a premium. Palladium, a member of the element group containing platinum, iridium, rhodium and the like was being used in for jewelry in the place of platinum as it had a silvery-white luster.
Quite wide in girth, this characteristically tri-colored metal eternity band or wedding ring uses rose and yellow gold of 14k as well as the rare and prized metal palladium. Typically whiter than platinum, palladium provides a stark contrast to the warmer rose and yellow gold. The total surface of the wide ring is appointed with an array of jewel-studded flowerheads alternating with unadorned leaf motifs. A trio of rose gold flower forms is each set with a synthetic ruby; the three palladium blooms each feature a center single cut diamond. Thick golden borders accent the top and bottom perimeter of the striking period ring.
Date: Circa 1940.
Measurements: 5/16 of an inch (0.9 cm) in length north to south on the hand. Weight of 9.4 grams (6.0 dwt).
Ring Size: US 6 (UK L-1/2; Int. Dia. 16.5; Euro 51.5 mm; Japan 11). Will fit a ring size of 5-1/2 or 5-3/4 to 6, as this wide band is a bit tighter than a true size 6. This ring cannot be sized up; can be sized down by inserts or similar. This ring will fit a bit tighter due to its width. Contact us for more details. Ring sizing information.
Hallmarks: “14k”; “Pall”; “B”
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