Fire and brilliance

Timeless solitaire ring with 0,30 ct brilliant in gold, around 1965

"Tradition is the passing on of fire and not the worship of ashes," Gustav Mahler is reputed to have said. We see this bon mot here in jewellery form, for the present ring was created in the 1970s - but takes its cue from rings created a good century earlier. As early as around 1870, rings were worn with a horizontally structured ring rail in which a single stone was set in the centre (cf. last illustration, centre). The present ring is also based on this idea. However, due to the use of a brilliant-cut diamond in a modern full cut, which is typical for the time, as well as the execution of its carreted setting in white gold, it has a modern, timeless touch at the same time. The diamond solitaire weighs 0.30 ct and has an excellent quality (TW, if). Accordingly, the stone has a beautiful fire and brilliance, which are additionally emphasized by the bright metal. Due to its simple design, the ring can be worn by ladies and gentlemen alike. It is in very good condition and came to us from the Rhineland.

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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.