Louise Tank Cocktail Ring
Big and bold--our favorite way to make a statement when it comes to rings. This 1930s beauty not only has flair, but a little history too:
After cool, elegant designs in platinum and white gold defined the first years of the Art Deco period, the Parisian jewelry houses in particular developed this design language further throughout the 1930-40s. One of the designs that emerged from this era was the "Tank" ring - a nod to the times of the Second World War. These tank rings where mostly created during the 40's and are a perfect example of the retro style: heavy, voluminous and often asymmetrical forms.
Instead of white gold and platinum, yellow and warm golds were again the metals of choice, and the forms became more sculptural, voluminous and expansive, although still designed from a powerful geometry. This change in style is explained not exclusively, but also by the technical and economic changes of the time. Platinum, for example, was not as accessible to goldsmiths at the beginning of the war at the latest, which is why the switch to warmer golds was necessary.
All of our modern heirlooms are designed with elements mostly from the late 1800s - 1920s and the highest quality solid gold and gold-filled components. To learn more about different types of gold and composition, check out our Gold Jewelry Guide.
We make, design, and restore each piece of jewelry with the hope you will love and enjoy your modern heirlooms for many years to come. Check out our Jewelry Care Guide for tips on how to care for your pieces so they last a lifetime.
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