Eye-Catching Bombé Rings

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front view Bombé diamond cluster ring, circa 1930.
Bombé diamond cluster ring, circa 1930.
Ref: 11321

Friday 11th September 2015

‘Bombé’ rings have an appealing rounded curving shape. The name ‘bombé’ comes from the French and literally means ‘bomb-shaped’. This style of ring is seen from the Edwardian period onwards however it is in the vintage 1950s, 60s and 70s that this shaping became all the rage. The bombé shape offered a rounded canvas allowing for a multitude of possible unique variations, with each period providing an interesting different adaption on it.

Edwardian bombé rings typically show off the abilities of the new metal of the period- platinum. As platinum is such a strong metal, it could be worked into the finest of curving three dimensional shapes with delicate lacy swirling and floral openwork designs- references 14080 and 19916 display these attractive characteristics.

Art Deco bombé rings reveal a striking combination of geometric straight lines within the overall rounded shape of the ring, reflecting the era’s liking for bolder crisper designs and also crafted in the typical white metal settings of the period, see references 15767, 19700 and 13468.

The Hollywood glamour of vintage bombé rings are often a larger overall size on the finger, created in impressive sizes and shapes, and seen in both platinum and yellow gold. Attractive fluted and twisting designs combined with a rounded element to them are popular at this time, see reference 19932 or 18512 and provide a wealth of enjoyment in inspecting the ring from every angle. Bombé rings were a popular form for famous top jewellery houses such as Tiffany, VCA and Oscar Heyman Brothers, frequently set with a multitude of smaller gemstones covering the entire surface of the ring, reference 18781, 19652 and 16751.

Bombé shaped rings are a stimulating choice as a remarkable engagement ring or as an attention grabbing dress ring - discover a vast array of out-of-the-ordinary hand crafted bombé rings at Berganza.

Antique old cut diamond ring berganza hatton garden
Antique old cut diamond ring, circa 1910.
Ref: 24130
front view Ornate diamond cluster ring,
Art Deco diamond cluster ring, circa 1920.
Ref: 15589
Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring berganza hatton garden
Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1925.
Ref: 23871
front view Art Deco diamond ring, circa 1935.
Art Deco diamond ring, circa 1935.
Ref: 19700
Cartier diamond set honeycomb ring berganza hatton garden
Cartier diamond set honeycomb ring, Paris, 1944.
Ref: 18781
vintage diamond sapphire cocktail ring hatton garden berganza
Invisible set sapphire and diamond ring, French, circa 1940.
Ref: 16016
Cartier vintage diamond ring berganza hatton garden
Cartier vintage diamond ring, French, circa 1960.
Ref: 18512
front veiw Van Cleef & Arpels vintage diamond dress ring
Van Cleef & Arpels vintage diamond dress ring, circa 1950s.
Ref: 19932
front view Tiffany & Co. diamond cocktail ring, American, circa 1960.
Tiffany & Co. diamond cocktail ring, American, circa 1960.
Ref: 16751
front veiw Ruby and diamond dress ring, French, circa 1950.
Ruby and diamond dress ring, French, circa 1950.
Ref: 17719
Van Cleef & Arpels turquoise diamond ring berganza hatton garden
Van Cleef & Arpels turquoise and diamond Sultana ring, circa 1970s.
Ref: 20150
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