Intentionally modern

Intense blue sapphire 9.5 ct cabochon cut in platinum, Germany circa 1925

In the Golden Twenties, jewellery of cool elegance and the greatest luxury emerged in Europe and the world. Intoxicated by the speed of the new automobiles, delighted by the sparkle of champagne and still giddy from the view of the new skyscrapers, a very unique design language emerged in bold colors, gleaming metal and richly set with sparkling gemstones. It was the time of the great jewellery firms in Paris and New York, which catered to an international clientele of aristocracy, film and business. But independent masters were also designing pieces of previously unseen delicacy and perfection. Contrary to the historicizing forms of the 19th century, but also in dissociation from the natural forms close to Art Nouveau, they created jewelry that was intentionally modern, dynamic and non-representational. Germany experienced a stormy economic boom in the mid-1920s. The great crises such as the lost world war, the loss of the overseas colonies and the inflation of the post-war period were now over. Massive investments from the USA stabilized the Weimar Republic for a short period of time and gave the country a boom that contributed significantly to the characterization of the decade as the "Golden Twenties". The displays of the shops shone again in new luxury, and not least jewellery and jewels served to show this wild joie de vivre visibly to the outside world. The result was a brief but intense epoch that could hardly have been more imaginative and imaginative: first-class craftsmanship, exciting new shapes and the exuberant sparkle of high-quality gemstones were the hallmarks of these pieces. Here we see a wonderful natural sapphire of fabulous quality as a tall cabochon weighing about 9.5 carats in a simple setting of fine platinum. Six small diamonds accompany the intensely coloured sapphire on its shoulders in a restrained manner. No further adornment distracts from the beauty of the gemstones, the large blue sapphire is simply and impressively staged. The ring found its way to us in Wiesbaden and it was probably made in Germany. To be sure that the royal blue sapphire is of natural origin, we have commissioned a certificate on it, which will be delivered together with the ring.

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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.