‘Bague tank’ was the term used for opulent, conspicuous rings in France in the 1940s. Colloquially, they were also referred to as ‘bagues beurre et boeuf’ – ‘butter-and-beef rings’. During and immediately after the war, in times of privation and shortage, making rings with gold, platinum or gemstones was extremely extravagant and costly.
The ring study ‘bague torpille’ (torpedo ring) makes reference to that period. In choosing the name, I consciously drew my inspiration from the original name for this kind of ring.
ring 925 silver rhodium-plated
green fluorite, torpedo-shaped cut turquoises