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Unusual Entourage Ring with Sapphire & Diamonds in White Gold, circa 1970

The idea of presenting a larger gemstone in the midst of a wreath of smaller gemstones can already be found in Baroque jewellery. At that time, rings in this design were already popular, they are also called "carmoized" rings in the technical jargon. In the Victorian era, small seed pearls or diamond roses were popular, framing a central stone like blossoms to set it as a pendant, brooch or ring, and at the beginning of the 20th century, this form with a diamond ring was revived once again. Then, from the 1960s onwards, white gold entourage jewellery with a central coloured stone and diamonds belonged in every jewellery box and have not gone out of fashion since. This ring is an unusual example of an entourage ring because it does not arrange the framing diamonds round or following the shape of the central colored stone. The midnight blue sapphire in the center of the ring is cut in an oval shape, while the diamonds surround it in a square. This creates an interesting tension that is in keeping with the tastes of the late 1960s and 1970s, when high-end jewellery was meant to be cool, modern and futuristic. Also typical of the period is the combination of dark blue sapphire and diamond in white gold. The ring is in very good condition and is a timeless piece of unusual design. According to its stamp, it was made in Germany.

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