Shuttle ring in blue and white

Large antique gold & silver ring with sapphire & diamonds, circa 1890

An antique ring of the Belle Époque with a wonderful medium blue sapphire and fine old-cut diamonds, set in gold and platinum - this is the stuff of jewel dreams. White jewels, or jewels in white, celebrate light. At the end of the 19th century, the innovation of electric light turned night into day. Consequently, jewellery could now shine in the evening as never before. At the great balls in Paris, London and St. Petersburg, ever more magnificent diamond necklaces were presented, as well as tiaras, brooches and rings, all dreams in white diamonds in settings of silver and later platinum. The ring presented here, dating from around 1890, is designed as a so-called shuttle ring, the gemstones of which have a special meaning: According to legend, the diamond is indestructible and thus a gemstone that stands for eternity. The blue sapphire has always been a symbol of loving fidelity. This results in a romantic message in the language of gemstones, which was booming at the time the ring was created. The ring head is made of silver, while the rest of the ring is made of yellow gold - so the jewel shines in white and blue and takes us into the exciting relationship of these two contrasting colours. The large ring is worked flat so that it can be worn without any problems. A wonderful piece of turn-of-the-century jewellery!

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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.