"Always Yours" in yellow gold

Classic engagement ring with vintage diamonds from our workshop

Giving an engagement ring is a great, unique sign of love. It is the promise of fidelity, affection and commitment that finds its expression in this piece of jewellery. How beautiful it is when the ring also takes up and transports these promises in its form and material! We have designed this ring with the eye of the antique jeweller in order to combine the clear beauty of the best rings of the past with the advantages of a new ring. At the center of the design is a sparkling brilliant cut diamond. The premium brilliant cut sparkles and shines in a brilliant white light with no discernible tint, it has been graduated as "Top Wesselton (F), Fine White ". It is the idea of eternity that has always been associated with the diamond as the hardest mineral in the world. Imperishable and pure, the diamond stands for everlasting and indestructible love. To the right and left of the central diamond, four smaller diamonds are set into the narrow ring band. Delicate millegriffes ornaments accompany them, adding further highlights and making the rail appear even more delicate and refined. The bezel setting of the large brilliant-cut diamond is also adorned with Millegriffes dots, so that when viewed from above it almost disappears in reflections of light. In designing the ring, we have tried to recreate the fine elegance of turn-of-the-century jewellery, which can only be achieved by a masterful mastery of the craft and which is quite different from the often clunky products of today's goldsmiths. Our intention was to create a ring that could be a daily companion and worn without restriction. Due to the flat shape of the construction, the ring does not disturb in everyday life and due to its high-quality, insensitive materials, the piece of jewellery can be worn without restrictions during all activities. This makes the ring a companion for eternity. The ring, whose size our goldsmith will gladly change to the desired inner diameter, is also available in rose gold on request. It is made from sustainable materials, as it is made from recycled gold and vintage diamonds in secondary use.

In ancient times, diamonds were valued primarily for their incomparable hardness. As symbols of invincible strength, their beauty was secondary at best. In fact, early diamonds do not appear at all attractive to the modern eye. Medieval cutting techniques also did not allow for spectacular light reflections, and the widespread table cuts only brought out the brightness and color of the stones. All this changed in the course of the 17th century. The nobility of the Baroque period developed a taste for glittering gemstones. Rose-cut diamonds, whose many facets reflected candlelight beautifully, were particularly popular. In the middle of the century, a first, early brilliant cut developed, called the Mazarin cut after the influential Cardinal Jules Mazarin, characterized by a crown of 17 facets. By the end of the century, these diamonds were then replaced by a new shape, named the Peruzzi cut after its inventor. Vincenzo Peruzzi was a gem cutter from Venice, who increased the crown of the diamonds by additional facets to a total of 33, thus increasing the fire of the stones enormously. However, these early brilliant diamonds were not standardized in terms of the number and shape of the facets. Each stone was cut in such a way that as much substance as possible could be preserved. New diamond deposits in Brazil in the second half of the 18th century then led to a cut shape that became known as the Old Mine Cut. These diamonds are already very similar to today's full-cut diamonds, but it would take several more generations of continuous development of the cutting technique before the Old Mine Cut became the Old European Cut, and finally, in the 1940s, the modern full cut.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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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.

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