Pillow of sparkling dreams
Precious entourage ring with untreated sapphire & diamonds, circa 1975
After the heavy gold jewellery of the economic miracle years, the wide bracelets of yellow gold and flat brooches with numerous colored stones, the fashion in jewellery changed with the 1960s to a new lightness. The colour of the time was sparkling white, like the stars - often combined with blue, like the sky at night. The settings of the designs increasingly dissolved into a mesh of white-gold rods. The filigree structures of space equipment, the antennas of Sputnik, but also the skeletal structures of the new skyscrapers may have been the inspiration here: It was not for nothing that a brooch with the name "Cosmos" won the prize for Jewel of the Year in 1967. This ring also embodies this cool, futuristic lightness. Gleaming rhodium-plated white gold sets a precious cushion cut sapphire in a frame of sparkling diamonds. the natural, untreated stone is a deep sky blue. It weighs around 3.60 carats and is very transparent, so shows almost no inclusions - all factors that positively determine the value of such a gemstone. In order to confirm the quality of the materials and especially of the central sapphire, we commissioned an expert opinion from the German Society for Gemstone Valuation in Idar-Oberstein. The experts arrived at a replacement value of 10,320 euros for the ring.
I seek the blue flower, I look for it and never find it, I dream that in the flower My good fortune blossom for me. Joseph von Eichendorff (1818) The blue flower was the symbol of longing of German Romanticism. It embodied all that the Romantics were looking for in what seemed to them an overly prosaic and sober world: Depth and overwhelming sensation, a lasting happiness that rewarded the long search. What more beautiful metaphor, then, could there be for an engagement ring than to hold the proverbial blue flower in one's hand with it?
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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.