In the 1930s, the geometric outlines of the Art Deco dress ring are exaggerated, but the scale of the dress ring continued to be large and imposing. Those rich enough not to be affected by the Depression wore important sapphire, ruby and emerald solitaires, whose rich, deep color was highlighted by subtle platinum mounts. Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress, to whom money was no object, brought pearl dress rings back into style by having a pearl in her engagement ring.
In this day and age, we as a society tend to be much more casually attired, and even for black tie events, we do not get as dressed up like the decadent 20s and 30s. The royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle sparked a latent interest in dress rings, when he gave her a gift of an aquamarine dress ring, previously owned by his mother Princess Diana. Since then, there has been an interest at my store in dress rings, with people asking to see my stock of Art Deco, and also some of my retro dress rings. Maybe the days of style, elegance, and chicness are at last on the return, and for all your needs in this respect, I encourage you to visit my shop Beverley R Antique Jewelry in Chicago.Review the following photos for further display of period styles: 1/ Moonstone & Diamond (2.5cts) set in platinum, circa 1940 2/ Cornelian Intaglio of Poseidon, set in gold, circa 1890 3/ Natural Pearl & Diamond, set in platinum, circa 1930 4/ Aquamarine (28cts.) & Diamond, set in platinum, circa 1935 5/ Diamond & Calibre Ruby, set in platinum, circa 1930 6/ Sapphire (8.5 cts) & Diamond (3cts), set in platinum, French hallmarked, circam 1950 7/ Sardonyx coat of arms Intaglio, set in gold, circa 1890