Hopeful love

Antique gold & platinum ring with emerald & diamonds, around 1900

Jewellery designs with two juxtaposed gemstones were very popular around 1900: in the imagination of the time, the two precious gemstones, in this case an emerald and a diamond in the old brilliant cut, represent man and woman as lovers. They are recognizable as independent elements, but at the same time firmly united by their feelings and symbolically united in one piece of jewelry. In addition to this symbolism of form, there is also the symbolic language of the gemstones and their colours. For the diamond was and is regarded as a symbol of imperishability, while the green emerald was understood as a sign of hope: The ring is therefore wonderfully suited as an engagement ring with which the hope of eternal love can find expression. The ring was made around 1900, probably in Germany. It is made of slightly reddish gold. The diamond settings are forged from platinum to best support the white light of the gemstones.

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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.