The Power of Love

Classic vintage solitaire ring with 0.78 ct diamond, circa 1995

A diamond is everlasting - and therefore a wonderful symbol of love. The diamond solitaire is certainly one of the most beautiful forms that a ring can take. Concentrated on a single, high-quality diamond, it presents us with pure, sparkling light. Usually set in a simple ring band, it does not interfere with everyday life, can be combined well with many other pieces of jewellery and - at the same time - is comfortable to wear. This ring made of high-carat yellow and white gold presents a spectacularly sparkling brilliant-cut diamond of 0.785 carat in this timelessly classic form. The diamond in a very good brilliant cut shows a wonderful brilliance with fantastic purity, whose light and fire you can't get enough of. A solid bezel setting holds the stone securely and suitable for everyday wear. The solid ring band, which is also made of precious satin-finished yellow gold, has a reduced form that allows the sparkling diamond to take centre stage in the design. Wonderfully preserved, the shape of this ring, which was created in the mid-1990s, also makes it ideally suited as an engagement ring - because the solitaire is still the unbeaten classic.

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 several generations of continuous improvement of the cutting technique were necessary until the Old Mine Cut became the Old European Cut, and finally the modern full cut in the 1940s.

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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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