Diamond Fireworks

Classic Ring With Old Europan Cut Diamonds in Gold & Platinum, Around 1920

Toi-et-moi, you and I - this French term is used to describe rings that make two precious stones equal protagonists of the design. Already Napoleon adored Joséphine such a ring to seal their romantic alliance. The two precious stones were intended to represent the two lovers, individual yet united, each full in itself yet complementing the other. Two particularly beautiful old European cut diamonds take on this symbolic function in the present ring. They show themselves in individual proportions, as their cut was still made by hand. Both gemstones have a particularly beautiful colour and purity and each weighs around 0.93 ct. Their large facets reflect the light back many times and break it up into its colours: It is the proverbial fire of the diamond that sparks from them. To accentuate this, the ring, which is actually yellow gold, bears a layer of white platinum on its upper side. Smaller diamonds are set into this, so that when worn the ring looks like a composition of two pure white bands. The ring is excellently preserved and wonderfully crafted; even the side view shows fine patterns. Judging by its workmanship, it was made in the first decades of the early 20th century. We discovered it in Hamburg, but similar designs were loved in all European metropolises of the time.

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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.