Antique ring with 2,66 ct diamond solitaire & rubies in gold, around 1910
In the years shortly after 1900, new techniques of gemstone cutting and setting allowed precious stones to be set so close together that surfaces were created that seemed to consist of nothing but colored light. Many small, by hand suitably faceted, so-called calibrated stones form long rows or even elegant arches, which enrich the rings and brooches and pendants of the time with previously unseen finesse. In most cases, a coloured stone was combined with white diamonds, so that the jewellery pieces in elegant white were effectively enriched by a single colour accent. The ring here uses this new technique to showcase an enchanting, large old-cut diamond. The diamond solitaire weighs around 2.66 carats and shines in a slightly warm toned white. The old cut, a so-called "Old Mine Cut", has a very good fire, which is not dimmed even by single inclusions in the edge area of the diamond. An independent appraisal has confirmed the quality of the diamond. The diamond is set in a delicate frame of platinum, which further magnifies it visually. Surrounding it is the seemingly endless band of calibrated rubies in a setting of rose gold. The under-cadence of the ring head is also made of rose gold, with a delicate alternating ornament of smoothly polished and finely chased stripes. The ring band, in turn, is once again plated with platinum on the show side. The ring has been designed by the goldsmith to be as flat as possible, making it unusually comfortable to wear for a ring with such a large diamond. It is a typical example of fashion from around 1910 - and yet it is also suitable for our modern times. Because its reduced design language is still modern today, its quality is outstanding and it is comfortable to wear at the same time. On the fashion for jewellery with calibrated stones shortly after 1900, see the numerous examples illustrated in David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010, pp. 281ff.
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