Midnight Blue & Star White

Graceful gold ring with blue sapphires & diamonds, London, dated 1914

This ring from England, which we discovered in London, is a symphony of midnight blue and starry white. It widens at its centre and presents a sparkling set of three natural blue sapphires, between which two small diamond roses are set. Rings like this one have been very popular since the late 19th century and have been made in a wide variety of material combinations. The choice of gemstones often followed symbolic considerations, in order to convey secret messages and to be carriers of meaning. In the language of gemstones, our ring speaks of marital fidelity and permanence, symbolised by sapphire and diamond. The work, made of high-carat yellow gold, was created in Birmingham on the eve of the First World War, in 1914, as the sequence of English stamps inside the ring's band reveals. The Belle Époque, that international joyous era of economic and social progress, was to end that year with a bang. However, nothing of this can be felt in the form of this ring: it once again celebrates the great festival of beauty and combines precious stones from the great British Empire to create a ring that can still be worn every day.

The present piece of jewelry is a so-called. "Trilogy Ring", whose three gemstones have a special meaning. The triple number of gemstones means first of all a temporal component, which refers to a common life in the past, present and future. The emphasis is deliberately placed on the present in the middle of the ring, which is formed by the sapphire. In addition, the stones themselves are symbolically charged: The blue sapphire has always been a symbol of loving fidelity. According to legend, the diamond is considered indestructible and is therefore a gemstone that stands for eternity. The ring is therefore a love gift that is also ideally suited as an engagement ring.

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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.