Soviet luxury: a set of gold jewelry with diamonds sold at Violiti for almost 3 thousand dollars

Soviet luxury: a set of gold jewelry with diamonds sold at Violiti for almost 3 thousand dollars

1 June 2020, 13:56
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A set of 2.67 carat gold jewelry with diamonds was sold on Violiti's website for $ 2,679. 275 people watched the lot. Is it because the jewelry in the USSR was “made for centuries” so that it could be inherited?

Lot “Soviet Gold Set with 2.67 ct Diamonds” consisted of a ring and two 750 earrings. Products were decorated with 2.67 carat diamonds. The weight of the kit was 14.61 g, the size of the ring was 18, the seller said in the description of the lot on the site.

Soviet-made gold jewelry is longevity, luxury, massiveness and high quality. The presence of large rings, earrings, chains and bracelets was considered a sign of prosperity. This was especially true of products decorated with large stones, including diamonds and rubies.

The most commonly used gold is the 585th test. Buying jewelry from the 750th gold in the USSR was already causing difficulties. After all, it was used mainly for jewelry with diamonds.

Jewelry began in the USSR in 1923, when the Moscow Association for the Production and Marketing of Jewelry was founded. The Soviet jewelry industry reached its peak in the 1950s and 1970s. It is with this time that the cessation of the existence of handicraft workshops and the emergence of new factories and plants are associated.

Jewelry art of that time was represented in two directions. The first is gold products of mass production. They were created at factories in Moscow, Leningrad, Yerevan, Kiev and were publicly available. And the second — piece products of artists who were deposited in the Diamond Fund. They were produced for the party elite or for sale abroad.

Earlier in the section “Jewelry from precious metals, stones and jewelry” diamond earrings were sold. The jewelry was made in Soviet Yakutia and sold for $ 1,748.

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