Jewelry trends of the 1970’s were driven by counterculture. Think Woodstock, rock music, and protests. For the first time, youth culture was driving fashion, not the other way around. Unconventional designs and style were popular as it rebelled against the norm, blending into the progressive mood of the era.
Clothing became more tailored as the decade came to a close, but the colors were bold, the pants were flared, and the prints were loud. Jewelry not only had to match, but also surpass, this trend. Between bright gemstones, thick chains, and long beaded necklaces, jewelry did a very successful job in standing out.
This vintage 9-karat gold ring was handcrafted in London in the 1970’s. It’s a funky piece featuring engraved golden logs around a beautiful amethyst. The amethyst measures 10 x 8.1 x 5.3 mm and weighs approximately 2.28 carats. The ring face measures 23.2 mm north to south, 23.5 mm across, and 9 mm off the finger. The band width narrows to 2.9 mm at the back. This ring has been fully hallmarked as it bears the gold purity marks, “9” and “375”, as well as the mark for London, and the date letter, “q” for 1971. It’s a size 8.5 and weighs 6.3 grams.
The 1970’s was a reigning time for the Youth Culture. Being bold meant blending in. Fun chunky pieces like this ring were just the thing to wear.
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