A Winter Fairy Tale

First Class Cluster Ring With Diamonds & Baguette Diamonds, Circa 1970

Some forms and designs in the field of jewellery have a long history and have been delighting us again and again for many generations. The idea of combining a larger center stone with smaller stones of the same kind to form an arrangement, for example, is something we encounter in all eras to this day. Especially in the years of the turn of the century, the Belle Époque, numerous charming rings and earrings were created in this form. Mostly made of diamonds, these pieces shine in white light and are reminiscent of rare, precious flowers or glittering ice crystals. The first-class preserved ring of the years around 1970 presented here was created from the memory of these dreamlike pieces. Nine quality brilliant cut diamonds and four baguette cut diamonds with a total weight of about 1.20 carats together form a sparkling crystal that provides a fiery icy focal point in winter and summer. The stones are set in white gold to accentuate their bright glow. The center stone alone weighs about 0.52 carats and, like all the diamonds worked here, delights with its white color and beautiful brilliance. This fine piece of jewelry found its way to us from West Germany - and with the radiant clink of the white diamonds it reminds us of the Russian fairy tale of the ice princess Snegurotschka. (See also: "Learn more")

Snegurochka, also Snegurka (Russian Снегурочка, Снегурка, Снежевиночка, in German Schneemädchen or Schneeflöckchen) is a Russian fairy tale character. It is also the title of several Russian fairy tales. The most famous story in Russia comes from the fairy tale collections of Alexander Afanasyev, published from 1855 to 1863. The story is about an old couple who wish to have a child, but never do. One day the couple watches children building snowmen and decide to build a child out of snow. It comes to life and is named Snow Maiden by the wife. The old people grow fond of the girl as their own daughter and keep her with them. As spring approaches, the otherwise very affable and intelligent Snow Maiden becomes gloomy and disappears in the summer during the traditional jump over a bonfire.

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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.

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