All Good Things Come in Threes

Luxury Vintage Trilogy Ring With Diamonds In White Gold, ca. 1965


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Luxury Vintage Trilogy Ring With Diamonds In White Gold, ca. 1965
Luxury Vintage Trilogy Ring With Diamonds In White Gold, ca. 1965
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We first encounter rings with curved ring bands, between the ends of which precious gems or pearls are presented, in the years around 1900. Inspired by the dynamic forms of Art Nouveau, this jewellery fashion quickly became a great success. No wonder that corresponding designs remained modern until our years, despite all other changes in taste. The ring we have here, which has three brilliant-cut diamonds weighing a total of about one carat enclosed in a sparkling row between its arms, was created in this tradition. It is made of high karat white gold whose warm white gives the ring a pleasant colour mood. Ten small octagon-cut diamonds add fire to the curved ends of the ring band. The ring was created in the years around 1965. The cut of the diamonds and the solid construction entirely in white gold are characteristic of jewellery of this period, even though the design itself still retains quite the beautiful sweep of Art Nouveau. We reproduce a page from the 1965 catalogue of Texas-based Houston Jewelers, which offers a similar model as a "dinner ring" on p. 11 under the letter E. An old tradition also gives symbolic meaning to the three diamonds in the center of the ring. Rings like this are called "trilogy rings" and the three diamonds are considered a sign of the lovers' shared past, present and future, that is, a life lived together. The ring is in very good condition and found its way to us from Düsseldorf.
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In ancient times, diamonds were valued primarily for their incomparable hardness. As symbols of invincible strength, their beauty was secondary at best. In fact, early diamonds do not appear at all attractive to the modern eye. Medieval cutting techniques also did not allow for spectacular light reflections, and the widespread table cuts only brought out the brightness and color of the stones. All this changed in the graduated 17th century. The nobility of the Baroque period developed a taste for glittering gemstones. Rose-cut diamonds, whose multiple facets beautifully reflected candlelight, were especially popular. In the middle of the century, a first, early brilliant cut developed, called the Mazarin cut after the influential Cardinal Jules Mazarin, characterized by a crown with 17 facets. By the end of the century, these diamonds were then replaced by a new shape, named the Peruzzi cut after its inventor. Vincenzo Peruzzi was a gem cutter from Venice who increased the crown of the diamonds by additional facets to a total of 33, thus increasing the fire of the stones enormously. However, these early brilliant diamonds were not standardized in terms of the number and shape of the facets. Each stone was cut in such a way that as much substance as possible could be preserved. New diamond deposits in Brazil in the second half of the 18th century then led to a cut shape that became known as the Old Mine Cut. These diamonds are already very similar to today's full cut brilliant cut diamonds, but it would take several more generations of continuous development of the cutting technique before the Old Mine Cut became first the Old Cut (or Old European Cut), and finally in the 1940s the modern full cut.
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Luxury Vintage Trilogy Ring With Diamonds In White Gold, ca. 1965
All Good Things Come in Threes
€ 2,890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €2,890.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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