The dream of the morning

Delightful Art Deco ring with sapphire & diamonds in platinum, circa 1928

Art Deco jewellery is always a special pleasure for us. These designs are light and airy, radiant in their noble colours. Mostly pure white, but occasionally enlivened by a precious colored stone. Just like in this ring. It is a midnight blue sapphire that has become the focal point of a ring from the late 1920s. Its deep blue is framed by a delicate border of brightly glowing platinum. Glittering set diamonds frame the sapphire and sparkle softly, like stars in a summer sky. They too are set in platinum. Thus, all visible parts of the ring glow white and precious, like the light of the full moon. as even the view side of the ring rail, which is actually made of high-carat yellow gold, has been given a platinum overlay. The goldsmith who captured the impression of this refreshing summer night for us in his ring relied entirely on the elegant power of geometry. Arcs and triangles form the ring's face and, in their sum, create a convincing shape. Soon the ring seems to become a frame for us, a mirror that allows us to look into the night - and invites us to dream, of yesterday and today, but above all of the coming morning.

The twenties and early thirties were the heyday of platinum jewellery. Although the metal had been known since antiquity, for a long time little attention was paid to it. Not least its high melting temperature of 1,768 °C made it difficult to process for a long time. In Spanish it was even referred to somewhat disparagingly as "platina" (little silver), from which our present name is derived. It was not until the turn of the 20th century that improved smelting processes enabled the triumph of platinum, which allows far finer and more detailed work than gold or even silver. At that time, platinum was the most precious metal in the world, and it was valued above all for its light colour, which excellently enhances the effect of white diamonds. It is precisely this combination that gives rise to pieces of jewellery of the radiantly cool elegance so favoured by Art Deco.

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You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

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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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