Sparkling held

Precious cocktail ring with aquamarine & navette diamonds in gold, circa 1960

This impressive ring from around 1960 presents a large aquamarine of bright, clear color weighing more than 10.00 carats in a setting of 14-karat yellow gold. The light blue gemstone is designed in a square scissor cut, giving the ring head its distinctive shape. The light blue stone is framed by a total of sixteen navette-cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 1.04 carats and a fine white color with very good clarity. The stones are set upright and act as sparkling supports for the aquamarine, as they form an openwork frame with tremendous radiance. The expressive setting shows the optimistic design language of the time of the German economic miracle. The regained prosperity was also to be shown in the field of jewellery. Large pieces that attracted attention were particularly popular. They were usually made of yellow gold, set with large colored stones and diamonds. Thus the type of cocktail ring, which found its first forms in the Art Deco era, experienced a brilliant revival. A beautiful and stylish piece of the post-war period in an unusual design that has been excellently preserved.

The aquamarine is a gemstone that immediately captivates almost all gemstone lovers. Mineralogically, aquamarine is a variety of the mineral beryl, the group of minerals that also includes emerald and heliodor. The most important deposits of this gemstone are found in Madagascar and Brazil, where the most beautiful, so-called Santa Maria aquamarines are mined in the city of Ceará. As the protective stone of seafarers, the gemstone of lovers or as a stone that promises wisdom - for thousands of years the aquamarine has been one of the most valued gemstones in the world. Even in ancient times, people revered it for its brilliance and its color, which is reminiscent of the sea and cloudless skies. In the Middle Ages, aquamarines were placed in the reliquaries of saints, often as peepholes so that people could look inside the goldsmith's work, because aquamarines are usually particularly pure and without inclusions. The brightest, whitest beryls were even used to make spectacle lenses - which is where our word for them comes from!

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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.