An Heirloom

Vintage Band Ring With Antique Old Cut Diamond, Around 1890/1955

In earlier generations, anyone who wanted to own jewellery in the latest fashion rarely went to the jeweler to buy an already finished piece. Far more often the way led to the goldsmith, in order to have there after own ideas and in the exchange with the craftsman a new piece of jewelry made. A typical procedure of the time we can observe again and again: Instead of creating the new pieces completely from scratch, often existing gems were used. In this way, pieces were created that continued to write the history of one's own family and at the same time could be as traditional as they were modern. This ring from the middle years of the last century is simple and at the same time incredibly effective. The band ring is made of solid, high-carat yellow gold, a frame setting of white gold is placed centrally. In it, the piece of jewelry presents a beautiful antique diamond as a solitaire, which is far older than the ring itself. The diamond has a weight of about 0.65 carats and was cut in the years around 1890. Presumably, the beautiful antique gemstone is an heirloom that was re-set in this ring. The diamond sparkles in white color with beautiful play of light and very good clarity. A narrow band of white gold around it brings out the color of the diamond to its best advantage. Practical and pleasant is the fact that the stone sits in the setting without ripples: so the ring can not catch anywhere and it leaves even woolen scarves or sweaters undamaged. The ring found here in Berlin to us and can be worn by both women and men.

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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.