Faithful companion

Modern white gold ring with 0.41 ct old cut diamond, circa 1930/2020

Jewellery designers have always loved playing with shapes and precious materials, because the ideal goal of a good piece of jewellery is that the elements used enhance each other's effect. In this ring, a modern white gold ring from the USA, a fine frame of radiant blue sapphires surrounds a central white brilliant-cut diamond. The diamond, weighing 0.41 ct, is cut in the old brilliant cut and came to us unset. Before we set it in the new ring setting with the sapphires, it was first graduated in a Berlin laboratory: its color was determined as lightly tinted white (J) and its inclusion pattern as Si2, so the brilliant has only small inclusions visible under a magnifying glass. The blue sapphires surrounding it have been specially cut into the setting to create the impression of a continuous ring. They contrast excellently with the cool white gold and thus make the central diamond stand out even more: the diamond thus becomes a wonderful solitaire against the blue background - even though it is accompanied by three other small brilliant-cut diamonds on each of the ring shoulders. The idea of forming a ring with a circumferential frame of calibrated coloured gemstones circling a central round stone was already practised in the years around 1900, and rings designed in this way are described in old sources as "halo rings", as they are reminiscent of the rings of light on some planets. The result in this small jewel is a harmonious and rich composition with its own charm, which lives not least from the contrasting colours of the precious gemstones.

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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.