Brilliant of the economic miracle

Beautiful gold ring with diamond solitaire, around 1950

When, after the long years of war, food shortages, the currency reform and the first reconstruction, the lust for life returned to German cities and parlours, when the economic miracle made possible a first new prosperity in the centres of industry and trade, jewellery making also experienced a renaissance. This ring from the years around 1950 is a typical piece of jewellery from the German post-war period. In its centre, the piece of jewellery, forged from 14-carat gold, widens and, accompanied by voluminous leaf ornaments, presents a brilliant-cut solitaire in a diamond-shaped carre setting made of platinum. The gemstone is shaped in a modern full-cut and weighs approximately 0.05 carats. Although the design of the ring is based on models from the early 20th century, the solid construction, which does not skimp on precious materials, the cut of the diamond and the generally more lavish use of materials are characteristic of jewellery from the 1950s. The high-quality workmanship of the ring, the high-quality materials and its classic design language create a wonderful piece of jewellery that can be worn by both ladies and gentlemen.

The juxtaposition of the ring's two protagonists identifies the ring as a so-called "Toi-et-Moi" piece of jewellery. The genre of "you-and-me" jewellery are gifts of the most romantic nature and thus mostly gifts of love. Designs with two juxtaposed, similar elements, be it two precious stones or pearls, were very popular around 1900: people loved to play with symbols. In the Art Nouveau conception, man and woman face each other as lovers; recognizable as independent elements, yet firmly united by their feelings and symbolically united in one piece of jewelry.

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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.