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Delicate Ring Of The Belle Époque With Diamonds & Rubies, ca. 1910


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Delicate Ring Of The Belle Époque With Diamonds & Rubies, ca. 1910
Delicate Ring Of The Belle Époque With Diamonds & Rubies, ca. 1910
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The world of the turn of the century was a world of glamor, luxury and beautiful appearances. On the boulevards of the metropolises, in the cafés and cabarets, the studios and galleries, the concert halls and salons, the bourgeoisie, the aristocracy, the bohemians and all those who at some point at the transition of the centuries had decided to enjoy themselves from now on gathered. Until the outbreak of the war, this stream of festivities, light and pleasures continued and rushed throughout Europe, from London to St. Petersburg, from Copenhagen to Rome. The present ring is a typical representative of the jewellery of this period, elegant, tasteful and at the same time light and artistic. Especially in the details you can see with what precision the piece of jewellery is made. An oval of smaller diamonds is set around a large diamond in the center, which is shown in the historical old cut. Sweeping bands of diamonds divide this surface. The ring face is completed by fine calibrated rubies, which mark the transition to the ring band in two sections on the outside. The ring face is flat, making the ring comfortable to wear. The ring band and the under-cadence of the ring head are made of yellow gold, while the ring face itself is made of silver. The stones are all set in grains, and the small rubies are also calibrated. At the same time, the rubies give a clue to the time of the ring's creation: for these are synthetic stones that were produced using the Verneuil process. Verneuil's rubies, developed in the laboratory, were hardly distinguishable in structure and colour from natural stones and advanced in the first years of the 20th century to the dernier cri of the fashion world. Also workmanship and choice of materials of the first-class preserved ring allows us to date it safely to the years around 1910. Numerous elegant, in their design reduced pieces of jewellery were created at this time, which were set with ever new combinations of a strong coloured gemstone with diamonds. The coloured stones were always, as here, calibrated cut into the settings, so that the impression of a continuous band is created. Some other pieces of jewellery with calibrated colour stones set in a comparable way can be found in David Bennett/Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, London 2010, p. 282f.
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Incidentally, an essay by the German mineralogist Dr. Alfred Eppler, who wrote about synthetic rubies in the Deutsche Goldschmiede-Zeitung in 1910, shows how widespread and appreciated they were at the time the ring was created: "Since science and technology have progressed so far as to produce beautiful artificial rubies, some of which have succeeded so exquisitely that even the most subtle aids of the scholar threaten to fail in distinguishing them from the natural ones, why should one limit their possible uses?" (Alfred Eppler: Synthetische Edelsteine, in: Deutsche Goldschmiede-Zeitung 7 (1910), p. 61f., here p. 62).
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Delicate Ring Of The Belle Époque With Diamonds & Rubies, ca. 1910
Passion Of Modernity
€ 2,190.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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