Modern ring in Belle Époque shapes with rubies & diamonds, circa 2010
"Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the passing on of the fire." The famous symphonist Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) already knew this. This sentence is particularly true of the present modern ring, as its formal language and also its decoration go back to models of the Belle Époque. The ring is made of high-carat white gold. The oval ring head combines natural rubies with diamonds in a modern brilliant cut. The result is an elegant contrast of red and white. The combination of ruby and diamonds finds its counterpart in the romantic jewels of the Belle Époque, when gemstones were ascribed various meanings. Of the ruby, for example, it was said that "rubies are particularly suitable for young lovers [...] In general, it is considered the symbol of the most passionate and ardent love" (Bazar. Illustrirte Damen-Zeitung, November 1886). As the hardest stone, the diamond was often said to be indestructible, which is why it was considered the symbol of eternity. Together, both gemstones often adorned romantic gifts. The shape of the ring also harks back to models of the years shortly after 1900. Rings in large oval designs, combining diamonds and a selected coloured stone, were very fashionable in those years. All in all, the result is a high-quality jewel that beautifully combines tradition and modernity - and is made to last for generations.
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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.