Stangers in the night

Elegant platinum ring with top Wesselton old european cut solitaire, circa 1910/2021

A diamond is always individual, because no two stones are the same. Every cut, every shade of colour and every inclusion make a large brilliant-cut diamond a unique and one-of-a-kind gift. The large old european cut diamond from around 1910, which we see here in a finely crafted platinum ring from our workshop, presents itself with wonderful light refraction. The stone weighs 1.01 carats in the Top Wesselton (F) colour grade, making it a jewel with a charm all of its own. Small, barely visible inclusions, rated as purity grade Si1, which float like light clouds inside the stone, make the gem additionally interesting and distinctive. The central diamond is held in place by a simple claw setting and shows without unnecessary ballast. Six smaller diamonds alone, which transition from the stepped ring shoulders to the delicate band, accompany it and harmoniously finish off and the ring face. The combination of the platinum with the brilliant white of the diamonds is particularly beautiful, adding expressive brilliance. An impressive and classic diamond solitaire that can also be worn daily. The ring is ideal gift or also a fantastic engagement ring.

The symbolic act of giving a diamond ring as an engagement gift is first documented in 1477 and can be traced back to Mary of Burgundy, who received a diamond ring as a promise of fidelity from her future husband, Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg. Wearing a ring as a sign of commitment on the third finger of the left hand, on the other hand, was already the custom of the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the "love vein" connected the heart to the left ring finger.

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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.