‘Vintage’ period rings encompass jewellery made between approximately fifty to one hundred years ago, at which point the jewellery is then termed ‘antique’. Vintage rings display gemstones, metals and designs which were made by craftsmen experimenting with materials and shapes, so are extremely wide ranging during this vast time period.
The renowned design period ‘Art Deco’ falls at the beginning of the ‘vintage’ category of rings. Well known for its simplicity of symmetrical geometric lines, all set in platinum, these rings are highly sought after.
During the 1940s, a time of war, metal, particularly platinum was prohibited from being used in jewellery as it was needed for the findings of military ammunition. As a result, the contemporary rings were created in yellow gold with old mine diamonds and coloured gemstones unset from older inherited pieces of jewellery.
Mid-century modernism shows off rings exhibiting abstract sprays of gemstones, textured gold and twisted rope features. The 1950s was all about Hollywood glamour, with big cocktail dress rings replete with sculptural three-dimensional forms.
Finishing up with the 1960s, the fashion was for rings with simpler settings and larger stones.
Berganza’s vast selection of vintage rings is certainly a feast for the eyes, with entrancing natural and unenhanced coloured gemstones and scintillating diamonds offset by exceptional settings and one-off designs, view our collection today.