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Fred Paris Lapis and Diamond Bombé Ring


Dating from the 1960s-1970s, this lapis lazuli, diamond and 18K gold ring was made by Fred, Paris. The voluminous bombé top is formed of stacked lapis disks highlighted by diamond leaf forms, all mounted in 18K gold. This outsize period ring plays off diamonds against hardstone, and white light against midnight blue, to create a playful and intriguing jewel.

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Item #: R-20219
Artist: Fred, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1960s-1970s
Size:  4.5" (1.25 width .75" length) (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 11 lapis disks; round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.15 carats); 18K gold (with ring guard)
Signed: FRED PARIS, French assay mark 

Bombé “cocktail” rings such as this came into vogue in the eventful decades of the post-World War II era. With their high volume, colorful materials and exuberant forms, they represented the lighthearted spirit of the age, while the women who wore them pushed for ever greater liberty and freedom of expression.