Born from the Sea

Elegant white gold ring with large cultured pearl & diamonds, circa 1975

Pearls have always fascinated people and have been charged with meaning since ancient times. In Central Europe, for example, they are regarded as the precious stones of Venus, the goddess of love, who, according to legend, is "born of foam" (Greek: aphros -> Aphrodite), i.e. is said to have sprung from a shell in a similar way to the pearl. Depictions of this scene have been handed down to us, for example, in Sandro Botticelli's famous painting of Venus. This magnificent ring from the last third of the 20th century looks like a precious sea flower. In its centre shimmers an impressive Akoya pearl with a wonderful velvety lustre. Flawless pearls of this quality are the most sought-after cultured pearls - so this pearl, with a diameter of about 9.0 millimeters, is also a true eye-catcher. Its creamy white base colour shows an iridescent overlay in a light shade of pink, which gives the ring a certain warmth. The central pearl is framed by a shimmering wreath of fine brilliant-cut diamonds and appears to be set on glittering ice crystals. The excellent diamonds (Top Wesselton / vsi) have a combined weight of approximately 0.77 carats and their clear sparkle contrasts beautifully with the soft luster of the pearl. The settings and ring rail are crafted from white gold, whose light colour harmonises excellently with the setting. This piece of jewellery, which dates from around 1975, captivates at first sight with its exquisite materials, harmonious design and bright play of colour. Just the thing for the glamorous mermaid!

Japanese pearls have become a "must have" for almost every lady since Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in producing cultured pearls of unprecedented quality at the beginning of the 20th century. Pearls, whether worn as necklaces, bracelets or earrings, are all-time classics that always look elegant and noble without being overdone.

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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.