The flower of love

Charming vintage ring with untreated ruby & diamonds, circa 1975

The ring we have here is exceptionally precious. Because in a wreath of ten brilliant-cut diamonds shines a sparkling red, untreated ruby weighing almost one carat. It is a natural stone whose color and purity have not been enhanced by any human intervention. It is untreated, not even heated, making it a particularly rare, precious find. Together, the gemstones form a graceful blossom in red and white. The ring follows the classic type of entourage ring in its design. Entourage ring (from French "entourage": company, entourage), refers to rings whose center stone is accompanied by a group of diamonds. At the same time, the ring is a symbol of love: because the red of the ruby makes the gemstone for many millennia already a symbol of flaming passion and diamonds are considered symbols of eternity. The gemstones are set in high-carat gold. The goldsmith's work is completely restrained, with only the gemstones capturing the eye. Only on the sides, on the ring shoulders, the gold is provided with light chasing and thus structured. The ring, dating from around 1975, is beautifully preserved and convinces both with its features and its appealing symbolism: a wonderful gift for the lady of the heart.

Run and fetch water for the flower of love, for it must not wither, or it's all over. And therefore run and fetch water for the flower of love, then it blooms for us two. (Vicky Leandros)

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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.