Yellow gold and platinum pair of Retro period ruby and diamond set leaf pins: Florentine finish 3 dimensional leaf motif with a center rib of 15 prong set round faceted rubies that graduate with the contour the stems are platinum topped an each set with 5 round brilliant cut diamonds ( 10 total) and 3 more round faceted rubies. Fitted with double pin fasteners and safety clasps.
Measurements: 2 1/4″ top to bottom x1 1/4″ side to side.
36 round faceted natural rubies:
Estimated total weight: 3.60 ct apx.
Hue: pinkish red
Shade/ Saturation: rich
Clarity: mostly eye clean
10 round brilliant cut diamonds:
Total estimated weight; 0.45 ct apx.
Clarity: Vs2 / si1
Gross weight: 18.05 dwt.
The Retro period late 1940’s post world war 11 and was a bold and bossy rendition of the earlier Art Deco period style – the world wanted to remember the good old days and celebrate the end of the war. Patriotic gemstone color combinations were seen such as ruby diamond and sapphire (red white and blue). Rose yellow, white gold and palladium were used with sparse applications of platinum as it was considered a strategic material (used in airplane spark plugs)