Symphony in white

Elegant vintage ring with diamonds in white gold, around 2000

The Art Deco aesthetic experienced a renaissance in the years of the last millennium. This ring is a fine example of this and shows inspiration from the cool aesthetic of the 1930s: The ring is crafted from high karat white gold and flares out in the center. Set in an expressive diamond pattern, five brilliant-cut diamonds accompanied by small angular diamonds shine there like sparkling stars. The number of the central brilliant-cut diamonds is to be understood symbolically. For the number five was and is the number of love in many Eastern and Western cultures, for it is the indivisible sum of the male number three and the female number two. Among other things, it was therefore considered the number of the goddess of love Venus in classical antiquity. Such rings were therefore often given as gifts of love. With its elegant design and romantic meaning, this ring is a beautiful alternative to the classic diamond solitaire. It is perfectly preserved.

Jewellery in elegant, 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. Diamonds were available, but the tricky part was the question of the right metal. At first, only silver was available to create white jewelry from, but the metal tarnishes and can leave discolorations on skin and clothes. From the 1900s onwards, platinum was used more and more, but it was difficult to work with and much more expensive than gold, so that platinum was usually only used on the front of the pieces. It was not until 1912, when Pforzheim succeeded in producing white gold on a mass scale by cleverly alloying gold with other metals, that the way was clear for all-round white jewellery. However, it was to take until after the First World War for the new metal to really establish itself: with the fashion for Art Deco, however, there was no stopping it.

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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.

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