Trilogy in white

Antique trilogy ring with old cut diamonds in gold & platinum, circa 1910

Jewellery in elegant, cool white - this has been the dream of jewellery designers and lovers since the late 19th century, after the discovery of South African diamond deposits meant that white gemstones were suddenly available in greater quantities. But the technical possibilities put a stop to this dream for some time. First, silver was used, which, however, darkened over time; then, around 1900, thin layers of white platinum began to be applied to gold. In contemporary jewellery catalogues from the turn of the century, this combination of materials is referred to as "platinum" or "platinum double". This is one such ring, the face of which shines in ethereal white thanks to platinum diamond settings. Three large old-cut diamonds of a total of about 1.12 ct are set here in a dynamically offset manner. Other platinum-embellished bands swing along the top and bottom, completely set with shimmering diamond roses. The triple number of center stones in trilogy rings like this one is sometimes interpreted romantically: they are supposed to stand for a shared past, present and future. The ring is very well preserved and finely crafted. A wonderful piece of jewellery from the first years of the 20th century, in whose curved design language one can perfectly understand the proximity to Art Nouveau.

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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.