Cool elegance

Elegant Art Deco ring with diamonds in white gold, 1930s

Jewellery all in cool and noble white - that has been the dream of jewellery designers since the late 19th century. But the technical possibilities put a stop to this dream for some time. At first, only silver was available to create white jewellery from, but the metal began to tarnish. Since the years around 1900 platinum was used more and more often, but its processing was difficult and the metal was still much more expensive than gold, so that it remained here mostly with editions of platinum on the front side of the pieces. It was not until 1913 that white gold was patented in Pforzheim and became established in the Art Deco era. The present ring is such a piece of jewellery from the early period of white gold and - as was usual for early white gold pieces, but hardly noticeable to the naked eye - still has a subtle tinge to the gold colour. As usual for that time, the ring itself is made entirely of white gold, but the setting of the central diamond is made of platinum. It is a beautiful old-cut diamond, clear and white, weighing about 0.32 ct, and its illusion setting makes it look even larger. Smaller rose-cut diamonds accompany it above and below. The ring's design language is entirely indebted to the cool, geometric aesthetics of Art Deco. It is in very good condition. A wonderful original from one of the most striking epochs in the history of jewellery!

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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.