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Antique ring with emerald & diamonds, Berlin circa 1905

Toi-et-moi, You and Me - this French term is used to describe rings that make two precious stones equal protagonists of the design. Even Napoleon adored Joséphine such a ring, but it was precisely at the turn of the century that this type achieved the greatest popularity. People preferred to set the stones in rings whose S-shaped showpieces spoke the gently flowing formal language of Art Nouveau. One such piece of jewellery is this ring, which expresses the romantic idea of two lovers through an old-cut diamond and an emerald. Equally presented yet individually, even the setting of each stone is designed to help them achieve their most beautiful effect: The diamond is held in a platinum setting that does not tint the white stone. The green emerald, on the other hand, is perfectly complemented by a yellow gold setting. Smaller rose-cut diamonds mediate between the two gemstones. According to its hallmark, the ring was made in Germany for the Berlin jeweller Wilhelm Müller, who ran his large shop in Gertraudenstrasse. His design, as well as the gemstone cuts and the material combination of gold and platinum, are characteristic of early 20th century rings.

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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.