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Antique platinum ring of the Art Déco with 4,74 ct brilliant solitaire, France around 1940

A diamond ring like this large solitaire is above all about emotion. If it is given as an engagement ring, it will complete a series of dreamy excursions into the realm of fantasy that began with the first toy ring in childhood. If, on the other hand, you give the diamond to yourself as a gift, for example on a very personal occasion, from then on it will always remind you of that special moment, which can be recreated in your memory whenever your gaze loses itself in the sparkle and glitter of the stone. Beyond the reveries lie the facts: The French Art Deco platinum ring here bears at its center a natural diamond of an imposing 4.74 carats, held by four restrained chatons. Its color appears white to slightly tinted (top cape, L), almost like frosting on a cake, depending on the incidence of light. Its purity stands up to even a sharp magnifying glass, and the stone is a joy to look at closely. No large inclusion dims its radiant appearance. Accompanying it on the left and right are two more baguette- and trapezoid-cut diamonds in top Wesselton quality (G), each weighing a total of 0.50 ct, so that the ring presents a total of more than five carats of the finest diamonds. The main stone has been graded "vsi1" by an independent institute in Idar-Oberstein, meaning it has no inclusions visible to the naked eye. Its purity is also what makes the diamond shine. Due to the slight tint of the gemstone, which is hardly noticeable to the untrained eye, its price is far below that of a pure white diamond of this size and clarity, making the ring a wonderful compromise between luxury and investment. Therefore, we can recommend it without reservation. The large solitaire and its fine companions are restrainedly set in platinum to further enhance their glow. According to the stamping, the ring was made in France. Its elegant design in the spirit of Art Deco as well as the cut of the diamond allow us to date the piece of jewellery to the years around 1940, presumably it was made in Paris. The ring is in first-class condition and is a unique, simply stunning piece of jewellery with a breathtaking brilliant-cut diamond weighing 4.74 carats - one of the most beautiful we have ever had the pleasure of offering. If not now - when?

Hardly any piece of jewellery has the special meaning and deep symbolism of a diamond ring. As a sign of everlasting love and connection, the diamond, the hardest mineral on earth, has been worn as a gemstone for centuries.

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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.