Hart to Hart

Big vintage gold ring with big smoky quartz, Germany around 1965

The large smoky quartz, which we can admire here set in a ring, weighs almost 80 carats. Cut into a heart, it is reminiscent of the famous "Heart of the Ocean" from the film Titanic - only in a different mineral. The ring is impressively large and the ring head, at more than three centimetres, is a real eye-catcher. The setting is made of 18-karat gold and holds the large smoky quartz in a basket of alternating twisted and smooth bars on a double-guided ring rail. The ring's rich gold complements the gemstone's mysterious sparkle in the best way! An eye-catcher for ladies who like it lush...a speaking love gift and a ring that simply puts you in a good mood!

Quartz is a mineral that occurs in many color varieties. Pure quartz, which is completely transparent and colorless, is called rock crystal. Through embedded iron ions, the quartz can show a violet coloration: Then it is called amethyst. But also the yellow to orange-brown colored citrine, the leek-green prasiolite and the brown-gray smoky quartz (morion) belong to the popular forms of quartz as gemstones. Nevertheless, only a few of the mined quartz can be used as gemstones. Due to microscopic inclusions of liquids and gases, quartz is often milky and cloudy (milk quartz) and appears grey when grown into the rock.

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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.