A mesmerizing “cigar” Vintage white 18k gold Ring. Boucheron, France.
Size: 18.14 NL / 57 FR / 8 US / P½ UK, not sizeable.
Dimensions: 11 x 21,8 mm.
Weight in grams: 16.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.
Vintage jewelry is jewelry which is not old enough to be considered antique (100 years old or older), yet not modern or contemporary, It typically refers to jewelry made after the 1930’s and includes Late Art Deco, Retro Era, Hollywood-inspired 1940’s jewelry, the Jacqueline Kennedy inspired 60’s jewelry, and even the dramatic jewelry of the 70’s and 80’s.
Because of the softness of pure (24k) gold, it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.