Geometric Art Deco
Elegant gold ring with diamonds & aquamarines, circa 1935
After platinum had dominated the Art Deco jewellery world in the 1920s, yellow gold experienced a true renaissance in the course of the 1930s. The design language of the jewellery also changed, from delicate, finely openworked surfaces to more corpulent and voluminous forms. This ring comes from this late period of the style. Made in Germany in the years around 1935, the goldsmith's work shows a sweeping form, especially in the side sections. The ring head, which is set across the finger, presents a white diamond in the center, which is flanked by two square faceted aquamarines. Golden curves finish off the ring head to the side. The gemstones complement each other harmoniously and give the ring a delicate play of colours in white and light blue. In this ring forged from yellow gold only the diamond setting refers to the platinum fashion of the twenties - but rightly so, because diamonds in white metals usually sparkle much better! The ring is very well preserved and a beautiful testimony of the late Art Deco.
The aquamarine is a gemstone that immediately captivates almost all gemstone lovers. Mineralogically, aquamarine is a variety of the mineral beryl, the group of minerals that also includes emerald and heliodor. The most important deposits of this gemstone are found in Madagascar and Brazil, where the most beautiful, so-called Santa Maria aquamarines are mined in the city of Ceará. As the protective stone of seafarers, the gemstone of lovers or as a stone that promises wisdom - for thousands of years the aquamarine has been one of the most valued gemstones in the world. Even in ancient times, people revered it for its brilliance and its color, which is reminiscent of the sea and cloudless skies. According to tradition, it was also believed that the gemstone could appease the god of the sea, Poseidon: sailors therefore threw aquamarines overboard during wild storms to soothe the fury of the sea god. In the Middle Ages, aquamarines were placed in the reliquaries of saints, often as peepholes so that one could look inside the goldsmith's work, for aquamarines are usually particularly pure and without inclusions. The brightest, whitest beryls were even used to make spectacle lenses - which is where our word for them comes from!
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