Red like love

Elegant vintage white gold ring with natural ruby & diamonds, circa 1970

Jewellery is not worn solely for adornment. Rather, jewellery is also a means of communication, which - partly immediately understandable, partly encoded - can literally speak. The statement conveyed by this white gold ring is of a romantic nature. For it presents us with 24 brilliant-cut white diamonds and a natural, dark red ruby in a cushion cut: the red of the ruby has made the gemstone a symbol of flaming passion for many millennia, and diamonds are regarded as symbols of eternity - which here, strong and indestructible, protects the love blazing in the centre of the ring. The fine ruby is set in the centre of the slightly sloped ring head and two rows of fine white diamonds surround the precious gemstone with white fire. The settings of the gemstones are completely restrained in design, as the high-carat white gold used here takes a back seat to the beauty of the gemstones, presenting them elegantly and unobtrusively. The classic entourage ring, created in the years around 1970 at the Schilling goldsmiths in Biberach, is particularly suitable as an engagement ring or love gift for a special person due to its romantic symbolism. The fine jewel found its way to us in the Rhineland and is forged by hand from high-carat white gold. The unique ring is delivered with a detailed appraisal from the German Society for Gemstone Appraisal Idar-Oberstein.

Jewellery of the 1960s and 1970s is characterised by optimism and a belief in progress. After the organic forms of the fifties, a new desire for geometry returned in the age of the race to the moon. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings - the colour of the day was once again white, like the stars, often combined with blue, like the night sky. Occasionally, other coloured stones are found in primary colours alongside sapphires, but it is the cool sparkle of diamonds, combined with white gold, that is the main attraction of the jewellery of this period. The settings of the designs break away from the heavy lustre of the shiny yellow gold of late Art Deco and increasingly dissolve into a mesh of white gold rods. The filigree structures of space equipment, the antennas of Sputnik, but also the skeletal structures of the new skyscrapers may have been the inspiration here. It is not without reason that a brooch with the name "Cosmos" wins the prize for Jewel of the Year in 1967. And every single piece of jewellery wins lightness, light and elegance.

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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.