Ruby Tuesday

Timeless vintage white gold cluster ring with natural ruby & diamonds, circa 1970

Over the centuries, jewellery has not been worn merely for adornment. Rather, it was also always a means of communication: partly immediately understandable, partly encoded, it conveyed messages often of a romantic nature. Gemstones in particular were used as carriers of meaning. The ruby, for example, was considered a symbol of passionate love in the language of gemstones. Diamonds, on the other hand, were understood as symbols of eternity due to their great hardness. A dark red, natural ruby in a facet cut is the protagonist of this ring. It is set in the center of the ring head and surrounded by fine white diamonds of mostly flawless quality. The settings are completely restrained, as the 14-karat white gold used here recedes behind the gemstones and presents them elegantly and unobtrusively. The classic cluster ring, which was created in the years around 1970, is particularly suitable as an engagement ring or love gift for a special person due to its romantic symbolism. The fine jewel found its way to us from Nuremberg and is forged by hand. The unique ring is delivered with a detailed appraisal from the German Society for Gemstone Appraisal Idar-Oberstein.

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 are found in primary colours 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 lustre of the 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 without reason that a brooch with the name "Cosmos" wins the prize for Jewel of the Year in 1967. And every single piece of jewellery wins lightness, light and elegance.

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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.