Sky Blue

From our workshop: Platinum ring with diamonds & precious zircon

Zircon is a precious and natural gemstone, hardly known in Germany, which is found mainly in Cambodia. It has nothing in common with the cheap diamond substitute "zirconia", which is created in the laboratory and is basically worthless. Genuine zircons are rare gemstones that can occur in many beautiful colors, with the blue specimens in particular being sought-after gems due to their unusually radiant blue hue. These medium blue zircons are called "starlite" and are created by firing natural rough zircons - which initially look almost like simple coal - at temperatures around 800 degrees Celsius for two to two and a half hours. The process is a science in itself, as the gems are packed into clay and then carefully heated in glowing coals. With a little luck, this process produces the unmistakable blue that is one of the most coveted colors in the spectrum of zircons and is the most highly valued. The ring presented here from our workshop was created from the idea of presenting this gemstone from the other side of the earth, which became particularly fashionable in the 1920s. The ring, made of platinum, sets a large precious zircon in its center and holds the stone in eight secure claws. Trembled shoulders are reminiscent of the Art Deco era, when the zircon was particularly prized. A total of six smaller brilliant-cut diamonds are set here. The rare blue of the gemstone thus creates a harmonious composition with the shimmer of the diamonds and the bright lustre of the platinum. A precious jewel from our workshop that is also wonderfully suitable as an engagement ring!

Already in ancient times, zircon was known as a precious stone and was found at some of the world's oldest archaeological sites. Under its ancient name "Hyacinth", zircon is mentioned several times in the Bible, first as one of the "fiery stones" (Ezekiel 28:13-16) presented to Moses and placed in Aaron's breastplate (Exodus 28:15-30), and then as one of the twelve precious stones that will adorn the foundation stones of the wall of the Heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 21:19-20). Andrew, Bishop of Caesarea, was one of the first church writers in the late 10th century to associate the twelve gems of the Heavenly Jerusalem with the Apostles: He assigned the hyacinth (zircon) to the apostle Simon.

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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.

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