Shades of Grey
Modern white gold ring with grey 1.62 ct brilliant-cut solitaire, circa 1960/2021
The brilliant-cut diamond that shines in this white gold ring is about 60 years old. It presents itself with wonderful light refraction in a warm grey tone. The brilliant-cut diamond weighs 1.62 carats and displays a sparkling firework of light reflections. The solitaire is accompanied by six smaller diamonds that adorn the ring's expressively crafted shoulders. Fine millegriffes ornamentation and delicate openwork in the side sections distinguish the ring setting, which was created in the USA. The shape of the setting follows ring designs from the beginning of the century and was newly created in Chicago on our commission. The white gold, with its restrained and noble colouring, brings out the sparkle of the magnificent antique centre stone and its shimmering companions particularly beautifully. The ring is a gorgeous piece of jewellery that is particularly suitable as a love gift or even as an engagement ring. But no matter what occasion the ring is worn for, it is sure to meet with admiration!
The symbolic act of giving a diamond ring as an engagement gift is first documented in 1477 and can be traced back to Mary of Burgundy, who received a diamond ring as a promise of fidelity from her future husband, Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg. Wearing a ring as a sign of commitment on the third finger of the left hand, on the other hand, was already the custom of the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the "love vein" connected the heart to the left ring finger.
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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.
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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.