A Starry Sky

Antique sapphire ring with diamonds, made circa 1910

A graceful combination of gemstones shines out at us in this late Belle Époque ring. At its centre, a wonderful sapphire sparkles in a bright blue that evokes a cloudless summer sky. A ring of twelve sparkling old-cut diamonds surrounds the octagonal gemstone like a glittering frame and, together with the rose-cut diamonds that set the ring's shoulders, lends the ring a soft shimmer. The ring is crafted in rose gold, while the gemstone settings are made of precious platinum. The bright lustre of platinum accentuates the play of colour in the gemstones and lends the ring an ethereal quality that was particularly appreciated in the early years of the 20th century. From the side view, too, the ring reveals itself to be a child of those years with its fine openings. The noble setting of the ring was not only based on the criterion of beauty: precious stones have always been charged with meaning. Thus the diamond stands for eternal love and the blue sapphire for the fidelity of lovers. Together, they create a particularly harmonious piece of jewellery that is also ideally suited as an engagement ring. The ring is worked pleasantly flat in the years around 1910 and can easily be worn out daily.

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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.