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Atomic Age Pearl Solitaire Ring


Atomic Age Pearl Solitaire Ring



DATE: Vintage, 1950s

Sculptural pearl solitaire ring made during the Atomic Age, circa 1955. The shoulders are formed as two flat edges with a groove down the middle, beginning at diametrically opposite points on the band and ending half way up the pearl - the band continues its curve, securing the pearl in place at the bottom. A clean, modernist design that puts the pearl front and centre, crafted in 9 karat gold.

The Atomic Aga, aka Space Age, refers to the period between the end of WW2 and the early 1970s (although some would argue we're still in it). Movements in architecture, interior design, film and television, automotive design, music, fashion, and jewellery were directly inspired by the cultural obsessions of the time: atomic science, the Space Race and space exploration generally, futurism, and, at its heart, modernism. The designs were forward looking and often radical, incorporating the functionalism and utilitarian trends of the modernist movement and fusing these with new, futuristic forms and advances in material science - plastics particularly. Jewellery of the period was often directly inspired by celestial objects or spacecraft (Sputnik, the Apollo lunar lander, Starship Enterprise, etc. were all replicated as miniature, wearable pieces of precious metal), indeed Jackie Onassis celebrated her 40th birthday wearing a pair of Apollo 11 Moon earrings by LALAoUNIS.


Cultured Pearl - 7.4mm


Head: 9.8 x 7.4mm

Rise off finger: 8.5mm

Width of band: 2.6mm




Stamped 9ct



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