A piece of eternity

Antique solitaire with 3,50 ct in a modern setting, Vienna circa 1900/2021

"Whoever buys a diamond acquires a piece of eternity. He who wears a diamond adorns himself with the pure rays of the dawn of creation." - So goes a Hindu proverb, quoted in a book on precious stones published in 1920 (Stopford: The Romance of the Jewel, London 1920, p. 11). As poetic as it may sound, there is much truth in this proverb: for the incomparable hardness of the diamond made it a symbol of eternity centuries ago. Even the younger diamonds are hundreds of millions of years old. The oldest examined diamonds were formed three to four billion years ago in the earth's interior - during the proverbial dawn of creation, because that was the time when the first life on earth came into being. So it seems to make sense to set such a symbolically meaningful gemstone in an engagement ring, which is also supposed to be a promise of an eternal bond. In a classic design, a large solitaire is also presented here. The diamond weighs 3.50 carats and has a warm white color (top cape, L) with good clarity (si). It is shaped in the old european cut, the predecessor of our modern brilliant cut, and was already cut in the years around 1900. The setting for the antique diamond is modern and was created on our order in Vienna. It holds the magnificent center stone in high karat white gold, reduced to six unobtrusive pips that together form a raised coronet setting. This is adjoined by a narrow ring band, so that the focus is solely on the large diamond. Before the diamond was set, it was precisely balanced and graduated. Afterwards, the finished ring was appraised by the DeGEB in Idar-Oberstein. The independent appraisal is delivered 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.