Intoxicatingly beautiful

Expressive vintage ring with amethyst & diamonds in gold, 1970s

The amethyst, the agate, the jasper, citrine and onyx - for the chemist all these gemstones are uniformly quartz - but how different are the shapes and colors that nature offers us! The amethyst is the violet son of this family. Its name, from the Greek "amethystos" - "counteracting intoxication", expresses the ancient belief that its wearer was immune to the intoxicating effects of wine. That this is actually the case, we could not confirm despite some self-experiments so far. But one thing is for sure: Its color is unique, ranging all the way to a deep violet, starting with the most delicate shades of purple. In the Middle Ages and already in antiquity numerous objects of arts and crafts such as vases and drinking cups were cut from amethyst, few of which are still preserved in the museums of arts and crafts. But it is above all jewellery for which this stone was used - and still is, to our great delight. The ring presented here, dating from around 1975, features a particularly beautiful representative of these gemstones. An expressive setting of 14-karat yellow gold holds the gemstone, which has been cut into an oval cabochon. Its arched setting is also adorned with small diamonds. The design language is modern and organic-expressive, extravagant and striking, indebted to the contemporary taste of the years around 1970. The ring is a statement piece that beautifully illustrates the joie de vivre and the preference of this era for striking shapes. It found its way to us here in Berlin. and gives the ring the optimistic design language of the 1950s.

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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.