Lovingly held

Modern ring with 0.40 ct vintage brilliant & calibrated rubies, circa 1960/2020

Jewellery designers have always loved playing with shapes and precious materials. In this ring, a modern white gold ring from the USA, a fine ring of fiery red rubies surrounds a central, radiant white brilliant-cut diamond that was cut in the years around 1960. The vintage diamond weighs 0.44 ct and pleases with its color and very good clarity. The red rubies, each of which has been specially cut into the setting to create the impression of a continuous band, contrast superbly against the cool white gold of their setting, revealing myriad facets. In the centre of the design, the diamond is thus highlighted by the luminous zone of the rubies. The idea of forming a circle of calibrated coloured gemstones was described as early as 1900 as the "halo effect", as it reminded jewellery designers of light effects on some planets in the starry night sky. The result in this small jewel is a harmonious and rich composition that thrives not least on the contrasting colours of the precious gemstones. The combination of the newly made ring setting and the historic gemstone in the middle of the design creates a wonderful ring that can also be worn every day thanks to its quality materials and perfect workmanship.

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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.