Spectacular cocktail ring in 14k rose-gold set with between six and seven carats of Princess-cut diamonds, in four invisibly-set rows. Invisible setting was invented by Van Cleef and Arpels in the 1930s and involved hand-cutting grooves into adjoining stones, breaking many stones in the process, so that they linked into each other without any metal between. It was incredibly expensive at the time. Now the grooving is done with lasers, as diamonds are too difficult to cut in the traditional way, but it is still an extremely tricky technique. The ring is in the Retro or 1940s style, and although the technique was in existence by this time it was only used by the top French jewellers. This ring probably dates from the 1970s/80s and may be American or even South American. Wherever it's from, it is amazing. A large finger size- UK size S: US size 9 could be worn by either sex.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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