Family Treasures

Modern white gold ring with antique 1.19 ct old-cut diamond, circa 1890/2020

Often jewels remain as well-kept treasures in one and the same family for a very long time, as long as no catastrophes such as war, flight or expulsion intervene, where or the heirs have no use for diamonds and turn them into cash. However, if jewels are guarded and kept safe, they can be more than personal ornaments. They can connect generations. Great-grandchildren can be delighted to discover great-grandmother's engagement ring in an old photograph, or a necklace that recounts past family celebrations. Jewellery is charged with meaning like few other objects of personal possession. Diamond rings, which are rarely acquired without a specific occasion but are usually worn as a sign of everlasting love and attachment, have a particularly deep symbolism. The central diamond, which we see here in a finely crafted white gold ring, is well over a hundred years old and was certainly once such a family treasure. The individually cut gemstone presents itself with wonderful light refraction and very good clarity (vs2). It has a weight of 1.19 carats and shows a sparkling firework of light reflections. The stone in tinted white appears without large inclusions, which further supports its sparkle. The finely crafted ring that holds the diamond was commissioned by us in Chicago, where we located a small manufacture whose goldsmithing convinced us of its quality. The finely crafted ring now holds the antique diamond, which came to us here in Berlin without a setting, and gives the historic jewel a new dignified setting. The solitaire is accompanied by 28 smaller brilliant cut diamonds which adorn the shoulders and head of the ring. The white gold surface is so finely crafted and openworked that it is almost reminiscent of bobbin lace, and mille handles further refract the light. The ring combines old and new together and is now waiting to join a family treasure and be treasured and admired for another hundred years.

"Even if the preferred gemstones change and celebrate their resurrection as the darling of the ladies only after years - the brilliant has never lost its position, evenly like its impeccably clear fire it outlasts all currents of fashion. It is therefore understandable that so many desires secretly aim at rings with diamonds..." (From a jewellery brochure of the 1930s)

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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.