Unusual beauty

Antique platinum ring with 2,50 ct top Wesselton vsi diamond in emerald cut, around 1930

Throughout history, diamonds have been cut in ever new variations, always in search of the optimum brilliance. Technical development set the pace, as did individual fashions of the time. The modern full-cut diamond, for example, which today is usually calculated by a computer, did not become the general standard until the middle of the 20th century. Around 1900, the old cut was still predominant, and in the Art Deco years, in accordance with the fashion of the time, square-cut diamonds were in particular demand. This ring shows the beauty of this fashion: It presents a beautiful diamond of 2.50 ct weight in emerald cut. The corners of the stone, which at first glance appears to be rectangular, are bevelled, so that on closer inspection the diamond has acquired an octagonal basic shape. The cut gives the stone a particularly large table, which allows a view into the flawless interior of the stone. And here, even when viewed with a magnifying glass, the special quality of this diamond becomes apparent: Because it is unusually pure, without major inclusions and shines in fine white. Two other, smaller baguette-cut diamonds occupy the shoulders of the ring, which, when viewed, appears to consist almost entirely of diamonds. In fact, however, it sets the stones in platinum, another fashionable Art Deco material. Here it is an alloy of 90% platinum with an admixture of ten percent of the even rarer iridium, resulting in an incomparable brightness and great hardness that makes the delicacy of the ring possible in the first place. For the piece of jewellery that found its way to us here in Berlin, we had an independent appraisal carried out by the German Society for Gemstone Appraisal. It confirmed the quality of the materials and comes with the 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.