The scent of roses

High quality hand forged white gold ring with large rubellite, Germany circa 2000

This modern white gold ring from a goldsmith's workshop in southern Germany is very solid and of high quality. Perfectly crafted, only the finest materials have been used in this piece of jewellery: Forged from heavy 18-karat white gold, the ring presents a particularly beautiful red tourmaline (rubellite) of very good purity weighing about five carats. The gemstone is faceted and impresses with its intense colour and outstanding transparency. Rubellites have only been known in Europe since the beginning of the 18th century and initially the precious gemstones were thought to be rubies. Dutch merchants brought the first Rubellites from East Asia, and the gemstones took the hearts of buyers and prospective buyers by storm. Rubellites occur in all shades of red, from light pink to deep dark red, and today the most popular stones are those that resemble good rubies in color. The high quality gemstone in this ring has an intense color reminiscent of roses. This color of the rubellite is especially beautiful when contrasted with the cool tone of the white gold. The rounded shapes also make the ring particularly comfortable to wear, despite its size. A modern, hand-forged piece of jewellery with an impressively beautiful gemstone.

Tourmaline is a gemstone that immediately captivates almost all gemstone lovers with its diverse play of colors. From blue, to yellow, pink and green, almost all colors occur and its wonderful radiance makes the tourmaline since ancient times to one of the most valued gemstones. The name tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese word thuramali (තුරමලි) or thoramalli (තෝරමල්ලි), which was commonly used for colorful gemstones found in Sri Lanka. For Europe the name was first recorded in writing in 1707, or in 1711 under the name Chrysolithus Turmale. Larger quantities were not exported from Sri Lanka to Europe until the middle of the 18th century. At that time, the Dutch East India Company practically held a trade monopoly for tourmalines. The red variety of tourmaline is called rubellite. Rubellites occur in all shades of red, from light pink to deep dark red, and are the more popular the more they resemble the good colored rubies.

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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.