Vintage 1940 Peking Glass Claw Ring

Beautiful seafoam green colored textured peking glass is enclosed by oversized leaf like prong claws and sits on thick stacked setting.

  • Unsigned
  • Size 7 1/2; 1 1/2" height of entire ring; 3/4" pendant height; 3/4" pendant width

History: The retro period (1939-1949) is generalized as having chunky, oversized jewelry.  Beginning in the 30’s during the depression and continuing to the post war period, the actual styles evolved to reflect the restraints of the times.  Even though the Retro Period is said to have originated in France, the onset of World War 2 paved the way for American jewelers to create their own interpretations of the period.  With the war’s end, large items became all the rage, specifically highlighting bulky colorful gemstones 


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