Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Beautiful backsides


The mid 1920s through the 1930s was a great time for bling. This was the era of the cocktail ring - large rings with showy stones, long faces, enamel and marcasite accents, etc. One thing I love about rings of this period are their backsides. Art Deco rings - real and costume - will usually have a roomy/puffy galleries, often decoratively engraved with geometric designs. Here are some pictures of the real thing (courtesy of A. Brandt and Son Antique and Estate Jewelry) as well as two pretty costume versions available at Jean Jean Vintage (the red and sterling ring is coming to the shop this afternoon!)

6 comments:

lauren said...

what a clever post title you clever little sugar-muscle!

Wild Tea Party said...

Must agree on how fantastic those 'back sides' are on art deco ring. I always wonder to myself why they bothered to put so much effort into costume rings back sides, but I guess everything was done with a little more attention to detail, back in the day!

JarosDesigns said...

So very clever! I love these little often missed details.

A. Edwards said...

Very unique perspective. This post definitely made me want to pull out my rings and check the backsides!

Škorčica said...

Just found your blog via Etsy interview. You have lovely things! I wish you many more such interesting other-side-perspectives! :)

Pozdrav / Greetings!

Liane said...

The more and more I see of 1920s jewelry, the more I love them, especially the rings. All those little details! Thank you, Duff, for introducing me to these beautiful pieces. My St. Louis ring is the start of my collection.

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