Diamond Blossom

Beautiful vintage ring with a quarter carat diamond solitaire in gold, around 1970

The classic solitaire ring, that is, a ring with only one diamond, is said to date back to a design by the famous jeweler Tiffany & Co. in 1886. Today, this form of ring has become the epitome of the classic engagement ring: For it brings together all the symbolism that one can expect from a piece of jewellery that is based on a promise. This ring, dating from around 1970, is also a solitaire ring, but it adds its own touch to the classic design, for the setting appears like a stylized blossom. At its center, a full-cut diamond of about a quarter carat shines as a flawless solitaire. The yellow and white gold setting is modern in style. The ring band of high-carat yellow gold, which follows on from this, is simple and bifurcates to form the ring head. Its warm colour emphasises the bright lustre of the stone. The ring is beautifully preserved, holds a high-quality brilliant-cut diamond and is also ideally suited as an engagement ring.

The symbolic act of giving a diamond ring as an engagement gift is first documented in 1477 and can be traced back to Mary of Burgundy, who received a diamond ring as a promise of fidelity from her future husband, Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg. Wearing a ring as a sign of commitment on the third finger of the left hand, on the other hand, was already the custom of the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the "love vein" connected the heart to the left ring finger.

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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.