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Vintage Purple Paste Brutalist Statement Ring 9 Carat Yellow Gold

Vintage Purple Paste Brutalist Statement Ring 9 Carat Yellow Gold

Regular price £185.00 GBP
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A fabulous vintage purple paste brutalist statement ring crafted in 9 carat yellow gold, Paste is a cut and polished flint glass which was hugely popular in the 18th century and created to emulate diamonds and gemstones. The paste stone is in great condition and has the most wonderful violet hue and a lovely sparkle when rotated to the light. The mount and shoulders are openwork in design with a rough and rugged abstract feel. Brutalism began as architectural style that was popular from the 1950s to 1970s and was characterised by asymmetric heavy block like raw concrete construction. The style was much sought after during this period and transferred over into jewellery, sculptures and artwork. The ring is in very good vintage condition with minimal light wear. It has a 9ct gold hallmark which is partially worn to the date letter mark. The remaining hallmark shows that it was manufactured prior to 1975 and from the style we estimate that is circa 1960s. A unique statement piece full of vintage charm which would make a wonderful addition to your vintage jewellery collection.

  • Size - O 1/2 (UK), 56 (EU), 7 1/2 (US)
  • Weight - 3.5g
  • Paste measures 14 x 10mm approx
  • Head of ring measures - 17 x 14mm approx
  • Sits 7mm off the finger

The boxes pictured are for display purposes. Your item will arrive in our eco friendly magpie branded ring box.

Our photographs are enlarged to show the detail of the item. Please refer to the measurements stated above to get a feel for the size.

All of our jewellery is pre-loved and as such, items may show a little sign of wear which is normal in antique and vintage jewellery and adds to its charm. We will best describe the item condition within the description and by showing this in pictures so please take this into account when making a purchase.

Shipping & Returns

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All UK orders are delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed.  Orders will be dispatched within 1-2 business days and will usually arrive the following business day (depedant on location).

International orders are delivered by Royal Mail Tracked and Signed. Orders are dispatched within 1-2 business days and will arrive within 7-21 days dependant on location.

Your jewellery will be fully insured during transit and your signature will be required upon receipt.


If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase then you can return your item to us within 30 days for a full refund.

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Care Instructions

Chemicals and chlorine can damage jewellery. It is recommended that you remove it when using body care products, spraying perfume or hairspray, bathing, swimming and whilst doing housework.

Settings and stones can be damaged by accidentally striking the hand against a hard surface. It is best to remove rings when carrying out any manual work or gardening.

To clean your jewellery use tepid water and a few drops of mild soap, a soft jewellery brush or cloth.

Extra care should be taken with opal, turquoise and pearl as these are porous so soaking should be avoided.  To clean wipe with a damp soft cloth and avoid extreme changes in temperature.

When you are not wearing your jewellery it is best stored away in a suitable jewellery box for safekeeping.

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