Blue velvet in the ice garden

Bewitching Art Deco ring with sapphire & diamonds in white gold, 1930s

The modern, angular and austere style that prevailed in the 1920s was soon countered by jewellery designers with a delicately playful counterpoint. Rings, necklaces and bracelets were conceived as networks of precious tendrils and blossoms, made of platinum, white or yellow gold and arranged around large, preferably blue coloured stones, which thus seemed to lie like clear lakes in the midst of these miniature gardens. This ring from the 1930s corresponds to this enchanting type of jewellery and is made of high-carat white gold. The cross-layered ring head dissolves into a delicate weave of intertwined flowers, almost reminiscent of textile lace. Fourteen old-cut diamonds set the blossoms and glitter like frosty stars. In the midst of these seemingly icy tendrils is a large sapphire with beautiful transparency and a clear, midnight blue color of about 3.37 ct, which is effectively staged by the contrasting framing. The quality of the sapphire and the diamonds have been examined by an independent laboratory in Idar-Oberstein. The attached certificate, which once again confirms the materials and value of the ring. The ring enchants with its playful design and the noble combination of materials to this day. It is beautifully preserved and came to us from Bologna.

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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.