Vintage Classic

Classic vintage cluster ring with ruby & diamonds in gold, circa 1985

The ring here is designed as a classic entourage ring. Twelve brilliant cut diamonds and two marquise cut diamonds surround a natural deep red ruby weighing approximately 4.30 carats like the petals of a precious flower, with all the stones set in high karat yellow gold. In the language of gemstones, known as "gem lore", the ruby represents love, while diamonds symbolize eternity. Thus, the Berlin ladies' illustrated magazine "Der Bazar" wrote in 1886: "Rubies are especially suitable for young lovers [...] In general, it is considered the symbol of the most passionate and ardent love." (Der Bazar. Illustrirte Damen-Zeitung, November 1886). The ring corresponds to the type of a classic entourage ring called, from French "entourage" for escort, entourage. Rings designed in this way, with a larger center stone surrounded by diamonds, were first in vogue in the Baroque years - and since then it has been impossible to imagine the world of jewelry without them. This ring was created in the 1980s and came to us from Hamburg. The quality of its materials is confirmed by a certificate of the DeGeB, which we commissioned. It is delivered with the ring.

The ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum. Corundum can be found in almost all colors of the rainbow, even completely colorless stones are among them. But while all these stones can also be addressed as sapphires, only the magnificently red stones of this mineral genus are rubies.

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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.