Violet vibes

Antique and elegant diamond ring with purple sapphire, Germany around 1935

This ring, which came to us from southern Germany, speaks the language of the luxury-loving years of Art Deco: an unusual facet-cut sapphire is set in the center of a cushion-shaped ring face and is framed by fourteen brilliant-cut diamonds weighing more than one carat in total. The central gemstone, weighing more than three carats, appears to be embedded in white light reflections and can thus ideally unfold its wonderful color. Sapphires are not always blue - in fact, this precious gemstone from the corundum group occurs in nature in the most wonderful shades, from olive green to the peach tones of the padparadscha sapphire to such stones whose color changes in the light. These sapphires that are not blue are also called "fancy color" sapphires. Only the red varieties of the mineral corundum are called ruby. The natural sapphire in this ring displays a gorgeous violet blue that is unusual in the color world of natural sapphires. The surface of the ring head is crafted of platinum, continuing the violet-fabulous white color scheme of the jewelry. Fine mille handles further enliven the surface. A simple white gold band with an openwork gallery completes the ring, which was created in the years just before World War II. The exceptional quality of the goldsmith's work is also evident when you take a close look at the materials. For the sapphire is a completely natural, untreated stone (no heat), as a certificate from Idar-Oberstein states, which is sent along with the ring. The piece of jewelry lies relatively flat over the finger and is therefore comfortable and uncomplicated to wear. An individual ring of the Art Deco with its very own charisma!

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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.