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Cocktail Rings: America in The Cocktail Period

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Yard Inc. diamond and ruby cocktail ring, American, circa 1935.
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The United States economy was booming and the fruits of prosperity such as new cars, suburban houses and jewellery were available to more people than ever before. Captains of industries and billionaire families were in abundance and for the first time after the war people were enjoying themselves again. They would go to local dance halls to display their wares, and to movie theatres to see famous actors and actresses, the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, wearing the most fabulous jewels.
Such firms as Raymond Yard Inc., Seaman Schepps, Oscar Heyman and of course Tiffany & Co., were the ultimate in high end fashion. Even top European jewellery firms like Mauboussin were teaming up with American firms to get a slice of the action. Jewellery was bold and beautifully manufactured, with some firms using only the finest gemstones in the world, money being no object.

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Trabert & Hoeffer with Mauboussin Burmese ruby and diamond ring, circa 1940.
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front view sapphire diamond ring Tiffany Co berganza hatton garden
Art Deco Tiffany & Co sapphire and diamond cocktail ring, American, circa 1935.
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Oscar Heyman Brothers ruby and diamond ring, American, circa 1950.
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Tiffany & Co. diamond cocktail ring berganza hatton garden
Tiffany & Co. Diamond bombé dress ring, American, circa 1960.
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front view Oscar Heyman Brothers star sapphire ring, circa 1942.
Oscar Heyman Brothers star sapphire cocktail ring, American, circa 1942.
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David Webb vintage diamond and enamel snake ring, American, circa 1970.
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