Raindrops on Roses

Gorgeous Vintage Ring with Natural Ruby & Diamonds, 1970s

"Rubies are particularly suitable for young lovers [...] In general, it is considered the symbol of the most passionate and ardent love," wrote the illustrated ladies' newspaper "Bazar" in November 1886. Especially in the 19th century, with its culture of remembrance and sentimentality, gemstones were often associated with meanings, and the one attributed to the ruby arose not least from its red color, which extends slightly into pink. In the centre of some splendid white diamonds, the present ring features an untreated ruby that displays a perfectly natural colouring. Unlike the vast majority of gemstones on the market today, this ruby has not been heated to intensify its colour. This makes it a precious jewel, the quality of which is confirmed by an independent expert opinion that we commissioned in Idar-Oberstein. This fine vintage ring from the 1970s reinterprets the classic form of the entourage ring, which was particularly popular at the turn of the century. A total of 28 brilliant cut diamonds stagger in different heights around the fine ruby and expand the ring head into a sparkling cushion. Its richness of symbolism also makes it a beautiful alternative to the diamond solitaire as an engagement ring: for in the language of jewels, which was still quite ubiquitous in past centuries, the ruby stands for passionate love, while the diamond symbolises eternity.

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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.