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Retro 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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22ct Gold Wedding Ring Assayed in 1939

22ct Gold Wedding Ring Assayed in 1939

£525
22ct Gold Wedding Band Assayed in 1941

22ct Gold Wedding Band Assayed in 1941

£550
Retro 18ct White Gold, Ruby and Diamond Double Row Cluster Ring

Retro 18ct White Gold, Ruby and Diamond Double Row Cluster Ring

£4500
Retro 18ct White & Yellow Gold, Large Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring

Retro 18ct White & Yellow Gold, Large Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring

£4500
Platinum, Large Sapphire & Diamond Oval Cluster Ring

Platinum, Large Sapphire & Diamond Oval Cluster Ring

£12500
Retro 18ct Gold & Nephrite Signet Ring

Retro 18ct Gold & Nephrite Signet Ring

£1275
Retro 18ct White Gold, Aquamarine & Diamond Ring

Retro 18ct White Gold, Aquamarine & Diamond Ring

£3500
Retro 18ct White Gold, Aquamarine & Diamond Rectangular Shaped Ring

Retro 18ct White Gold, Aquamarine & Diamond Rectangular Shaped Ring

£3750
Retro Platinum & Diamond Rectangular Shaped Ring

Retro Platinum & Diamond Rectangular Shaped Ring

£2500
18ct White Gold Signet Ring with Intaglio of a Griffin

18ct White Gold Signet Ring with Intaglio of a Griffin

£1275
Retro 14ct Gold, Pink Spinel Ring with Diamond Set Shoulders

Retro 14ct Gold, Pink Spinel 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 White & Yellow Gold Large Aquamarine Ring

Retro 18ct White & Yellow Gold Large Aquamarine Ring

£2950
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
18ct Gold Ring with Ivy Leaf Design

18ct Gold Ring with Ivy Leaf Design

£750
Retro 18ct Gold & Large Rectangular Citrine Ring

Retro 18ct Gold & Large Rectangular Citrine Ring

£1275