Blue hour

Newly made ring with historic sapphire & diamonds in platinum, circa 1910 and 2021.

A natural sapphire, medium blue and luminous, is accompanied by two fine baguette-cut diamonds set in platinum. The colors, blue and white, are reminiscent of the sky on a carefree summer day. Here the radiant firmament, there white clouds shining in the light. The ring here evokes joyful feelings. The quality, very clear stone is cushion-shaped faceted and seduces to always new look: Sometimes the surface reflects, then again it draws the eye into the interior of the stone, where new flashes of light and reflections bind the attention. At the same time, the use of fine platinum and a restrained pronge setting gives the design a wonderful lightness. The ring was created using historical gemstones in our workshop. The starting point was the large antique sapphire that came to us unmounted and to which our goldsmiths forged the setting in platinum. An independent expert appraisal has confirmed the qualities of the materials. It is supplied with the ring.

With the invention of gaslight and then electric light at the end of the 19th century, glistening brightness suddenly filled the ballrooms of Europe. No longer dark, yellow candlelight, but the white glow of hundreds of lamps made the ladies' jewelry shine and glitter as never before. No wonder that a new fashion also emerged as a result of these developments: white jewels made of diamonds and silver responded to the new lighting conditions and replaced the previous more colorful designs. In general, jewelry became increasingly richly set with sparkling gems to create an increasingly luxurious and rich appearance. At the great balls in Paris, London and St. Petersburg, ever more magnificent diamond necklaces were presented, as well as tiaras, brooches and rings, all dreams in white diamonds. The name of the era, the Belle Époque, still indicates the goal of this period: To shine in beauty. But even in the following decades, the fashion of white jewelry remained current, up to the Art Deco of the 1920s. Only the materials of the settings changed. The rapidly tarnishing silver was first replaced by platinum settings and later by jewelry made entirely of platinum or the white gold developed shortly before the World War.

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.


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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.

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