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Retro Dress Rings (1940s)

By the 1940s many magazines were in colour and the bright, bold and fun styles of women’s jewellery jumped from their pages - a much needed morale booster in the austere decade around WWII.

The heavier styles in women’s fashion required jewellery to match. Expensive materials and skilled labour were in short supply and costume jewellery became popular.

Plastic, glass, wood, enamel and synthetic stones were typical 1940s materials used to create the colourful, eye-catching designs of the era. Patriotic symbols and lockets were popular due to the war, and a Victorian revival saw styles such as watch pendants come back into favour.

Charm bracelets, cocktail rings and bold, stackable bangles were fashionable while animals, bows and flowers remained popular motifs.

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Retro 14ct Gold, Morganite Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders

Retro 14ct Gold, Morganite Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders

£ 1875
Retro 18ct White Gold & Citrine Ring

Retro 18ct White Gold & Citrine Ring

£ 1650
Swedish 18ct Gold Emerald & Diamond Cluster Ring

Swedish 18ct Gold Emerald & Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 6750
18ct White Gold Large Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct White Gold Large Diamond Cluster Ring

£ 5250
Retro 9ct Gold & Large Amethyst Ring with Ornate Gallery

Retro 9ct Gold & Large Amethyst Ring with Ornate Gallery

£ 1275
Retro 18ct Gold Emerald & Diamond Ring

Retro 18ct Gold Emerald & Diamond Ring

£ 3750
Retro 18ct White & Yellow Gold Large Aquamarine Ring

Retro 18ct White & Yellow Gold Large Aquamarine Ring

£ 2950
Retro Platinum, Ruby & Diamond Cocktail Ring

Retro Platinum, Ruby & Diamond Cocktail Ring

£ 3250
French Retro 18ct Gold & Platinum, Diamond & Pearl Ring

French Retro 18ct Gold & Platinum, Diamond & Pearl Ring

£ 2950
French Platinum, French Cut Sapphires & Diamond Bombé Ring

French Platinum, French Cut Sapphires & Diamond Bombé Ring

£ 4950
Retro 18ct Gold & Large Rectangular Citrine Ring

Retro 18ct Gold & Large Rectangular Citrine Ring

£ 1275
Silver Amber Fishes Ring

Silver Amber Fishes Ring

£ 375
Retro Gold & Citrine Ring

Retro Gold & Citrine Ring

£ 675