Elegant Platinum Ring With Aquamarine & Diamonds From Our Workshop
Aquamarine is the blue variety of the mineral beryl, which also includes the emerald. But while we find this aqua-blue stone very rarely in 19th century designs, in the early 20th century it became a true fashionable stone. In fact, we owe this development to the large-scale introduction of electric light, for in it the aquamarine comes into its own particularly beautifully. Numerous publications of the early 20th century refer to this characteristic of the aquamarine: "All beryls are very brilliant in artificial light and therefore desirable stones for the evening," wrote Helen Bartlett Bridgman in 1915, for example. This ring from our workshop is reminiscent of the Art Déco period, when electric lights illuminated the cities, their bars and cabarets at night. Set in fine platinum and accompanied by a total of twelve diamonds, the central aquamarine sparkles particularly brightly and clearly. Antique aquamarine rings from the Art Déco years are hard to find today, and later models often set the beautiful stones from South America in a clunky and less than elegant manner. Our daily dealings with historical objects therefore led us to design this ring in the spirit of the antique pieces, which we then had cast in platinum using an old technique. A water-blue aquamarine is now set in the centre of the ring, its delicate colour harmonising beautifully with the tone of the platinum. Twelve small diamonds in stepped settings with fine milgrain ornaments divide the ring shoulders and give the piece additional expression. At the same time, the jewel sparkles with every ray of light that strikes its finely crafted surfaces. The result is a modern ring that, with its delicate forms and high-quality workmanship, is in the best tradition of the European art of jewellery.
As the protective stone of seafarers, the gemstone of lovers or as a stone that promises wisdom - for thousands of years, aquamarine has been one of the most valued gemstones. Already in ancient times, people revered it for its brilliance and its colour, which is reminiscent of the sea and cloudless sky. 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 rage of the sea god. We use historic diamonds and recycled gold or platinum for the production of jewellery in our workshop wherever possible, in order to conserve resources and not pollute the environment. So even with a new piece of jewellery, the motto can be: "Antiques are green!"
We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.
You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.
Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.
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.