Ex oriente lux

Luxurious platinum ring with yellow diamond solitaire, Central Asia circa 2010

This luxurious vintage ring looks like a flower made of textile lace. Made entirely of platinum, delicate bars form a filigree latticework and eight petals that unfold around a central diamond solitaire. The unusual gemstone weighs approximately 0.44 carats and shines in a rare, delicate yellow that is known in the trade as "light fancy yellow". Only one in 100,000 diamonds has a natural, intense color and is therefore called a "Fancy Color Diamond". The decisive factor for the price of a "fancy" diamond is not so much the size and clarity of the stone, but rather the intensity of the color. Already in former times these colorful whims of nature were famous and sought after: The so-called "Blue Wittelsbach" diamond was one of the greatest treasures of the Bavarian kings. The son of August the Strong of Saxony paid more money for the "Green Dresden" diamond than the construction of Moritzburg Castle had cost. Famous is also the yellow diamond of the jeweller Tiffany & Co. in New York. The stone has a weight of 287.42 ct and inspires with its canary yellow color. A total of 88 smaller diamonds are set around the center stone, giving the ring a seductive glow. The ring was apparently made in Central Asia a few years ago. Its design language shows the ancient oriental art of geometric patterns. Its design is reminiscent of oriental carpets or the wonderful faiences that give the famous mosques of Samarkand and Bukhara their distinctive appearance. We were able to acquire the well-preserved ring in London.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.