From Dusk till Dawn
Art Deco Ring with a Pearl flanked by Diamonds, around 1920
It's loud, fast and wild: traffic rushes across Potsdamer Platz in the slowly fading evening light. The traffic lights in the middle of the square - the first traffic lights in Germany! - jumps to red - the waiting people stream across the streets, past the waiting automobiles, laughing, running, jostling, and filling the many large bars around them. The neon signs on the houses begin to glow, a jazz band sounds from afar: Berlin in the early years of the 20th century was a cosmopolitan city, for a brief moment a melting pot of cultures, a New York of Europe. This ring from those years, which we discovered in Berlin, is based on an unusual design in 14-carat white gold. A natural pearl with a warm luster is set in the center of a transverse boat shape. It forms the centre of a sparkling row of high quality old-cut brilliant-cut diamonds, fringed by smaller old-cut diamonds and rose-cut diamonds. A delicate under-cadence leads to the delicate ring rail. At first glance, the choice of diamonds used here seems unusual: One side of the ring's center row is set with white brilliant-cut diamonds while the other side presents diamonds in vivid dark brown. These rare colored diamonds act as the contrasting counterpart to their colorless brethren. With its exciting interplay of light and dark, the ring is reminiscent of the alternation of day and night and the perpetual cycle of time.
Color diamonds have been fetching spectacular prices for some years now, because they are extremely rare and valuable. Only one in 100,000 diamonds has a natural, intense color and is therefore called a "Fancy Color Diamond". The decisive factor for the price of a "fancy color diamond" is not so much the size and clarity of the stone, but rather the intensity of the color.
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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.