A pair of Retro 14K yellow gold ruby and diamond spray earring with a ribbon motif. Circa 1940.
About the time period: Retro is a term used for jewelry from the late 1930s through early 50s derived from the term ‘Retrospective of Art Deco’. It is characterized by large, glamorous designs utilizing yellow and rose gold. Synthetic and semi-precious stones were popular as precious stones were scarce. During World War II and the post-war years, metals and stones were harder to come by so jewelers creatively used small amounts of material to make chunky cocktail jewelry. Retro jewelry is still wearable and en vogue today.
Rubies: 2.80 total carat weight
Diamonds: 0.75 total carat weight,
G-H color, SI1-SI2 clarity