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Antique Belle Epoque shuttle ring with diamond roses, circa1910

Only the cut makes a diamond shine. As a raw crystal, freshly snatched from the earth, even the purest diamond hardly sparkles. Today, the diamond industry knows almost no other cut than the modern brilliant cut. It is optimized for the highest light refraction: The result is always the same, perfect, but also somewhat cold. In the past, however, the variety of cuts was far greater and more individual. Before the modern brilliant became fully established in the years after the Second World War, numerous different cuts competed with each other for the favour of the wealthy classes of buyers. One of these historical cuts is presented in this piece of jewellery: in its centre we see a rose-cut diamond. Already known in 16th century jewellery, the diamond rose cut shows triangular facets with a flat underside of the stone. These triangular facets give the diamond a very special sparkle. It is a warm, subtle sparkle that can unfold its beauty especially in the light of candles - after all, the cut was created long before the introduction of electricity. But even from the time when electric light had already made it into ballrooms and opera houses, even into private homes, one still finds jewels with rose-cut diamonds from time to time, but extremely rarely only as protagonists. With its platinum on gold shadow gaps, mille handles and clear lines, this ring is a white jewel typical of the Belle Époque. The rose in the center, however, makes it unusual and special, as the main stone seems to have fallen out of time. Because it is quite large, its shimmering play of light is particularly striking. A closer look reveals that it has an irregular basic shape around which the goldsmith placed the setting: possibly it was once part of an older heirloom and was set into a modern piece of jewelry in the 1910s. The pretty ring found its way to us here in Berlin.

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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.

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