Love Affair with Jewelry
First class 5.30 ct emerald cut diamond in a white gold ring, circa 2010
Jewels in pure white have been the dream of goldsmiths and jewellery lovers since the end of the 19th century - but this dream was not fulfilled until the Art Deco years, when jewellery began to be made from white gold and platinum. For unlike silver, which tarnishes with time, only these newly developed or newly used metals were white enough to present diamonds in their most radiant form. The ring here seems like the fulfillment of that dream: a simple rail of high karat white gold leads to an airy under-cadence that recedes entirely from view. Four delicate lobes hold the center stone, a magnificent 5.308-carat emerald-cut diamond. The size of the precious diamond and its clear cut bring out those qualities that make up its individuality: The brilliance and also the light dispersion appear particularly impressive thanks to the large facets. The diamond, with a length of more than 1.3 cm, shines in a very lightly tinted colour that appears warm white to the eye. It has been graded as Top Crystal (J) by an independent gemstone laboratory and at the same time inspires with its special purity: only with a microscope are the finest inclusions ("vsi2", "very small inclusions") visible here, which appear invisible to the naked eye. Two more baguette-cut diamonds flank the center stone and complete the design, which contrasts the preciousness of the fine diamonds with a simple and graphic design. The diamonds seem almost to become one with the white surface of the metal: the entire ring head dissolves into a play of light reflections, an impression that intensifies with every movement. The large diamond reminded us of the legendary Krupp diamond, also cut in an emerald cut, which Liz Taylor wore with pride on her ring finger. She wrote her book "My Love Affair with Jewelry" about this extraordinary jewel, among other things. However, the connection between love and diamonds is older than the Hollywood star's love of precious stones: according to legend, diamonds are indestructible and have been associated with the idea of eternity for thousands of years. This makes the ring an ideal engagement ring or a love gift without equal. The ring came to us from Antwerp.
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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.