Precious vintage ring with sapphire & diamonds in white gold, around 1970
A natural sapphire, intensely blue and luminous, is framed by a band of sparkling diamonds. The colors, blue and white, are reminiscent of the sky on a carefree summer day. Here the radiant firmament, there white clouds shining in the light. The ring here awakens joyful feelings. The high quality, very clear stone is rectangular faceted and seduces to look again and again: Sometimes the surface reflects, then again it draws the eye into the interior of the stone, where new flashes of light and reflections bind the attention. Few, characteristic inclusions prove the naturalness of the stone. The light framing of white gold and diamonds protects the stone and at the same time gives the design a wonderful lightness. The combination of gemstones in this ring is marked by a strong meaning. For example, the sapphire has been considered a symbol of fidelity since time immemorial. The white brilliant-cut diamonds appear in this ring as symbols of the eternal love of the giver, since the diamond is considered indestructible and thus everlasting. The ring of the years around 1970 combines this classical symbolism with a modern design. The ring head rises elegantly and holds its precious setting in an openwork basket all around. The high-carat white gold from which the ring is forged is elegantly restrained and provides the setting with a dignified frame. An independent appraisal by the German Gemological Society has confirmed the quality and value of the materials. It is supplied with the ring.
Jewellery of the 1960s and 1970s is characterised by optimism and a belief in progress. After the organic forms of the fifties, a new desire for geometry returned in the age of the race to the moon. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings - the colour of the day was once again white, like the stars, often combined with blue, like the night sky. Occasionally, other coloured stones in primary colours are found alongside sapphires, but it is the cool sparkle of diamonds, combined with white gold, that is the main attraction of the jewellery of this period. The settings of the designs break away from the heavy lust for shiny yellow gold of late Art Deco and increasingly dissolve 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 is not for nothing that a brooch with the name "Cosmos" wins the prize for Jewel of the Year in 1967: In this period, every single piece of jewellery gains lightness, light and elegance.
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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.