A precious garden

Fancy vegetable ring with diamonds, coloured stones & pearl in gold, 1930s

The type of "vegetable" ring first appeared in Germany in the late 1920s and countered the cool, graphic geometry of Art Deco with a warm, playful pole. This type of ring got its name from its decoration with tendrils and leaves, from which pearls and gemstones peek out like ripe fruit. These tendrils and leaves wind their way around the oval, upwardly curved ring head. Embedded between them are a wide variety of hand-cut gemstones: red spinels, green emeralds, a bottle-green glass paste, four old-cut diamonds and an early cultured pearl. They shine like colorful fruits and flowers in a precious garden. A simple, sturdy ring rail holds the fanciful centerpiece. Hand-forged in the late 1930s, the ring thrives on its exuberant, almost wildly proliferating ornamentation. Thus it is at once a glimpse into the richness of nature (also via the beautiful setting of gemstones) and yet is at the same time an artistic artifact. It is very well preserved. Numerous pieces of jewellery of this kind can be found, for example, in Christianne Weber: Schmuck der 1920er und 1930er Jahre in Deutschland, Stuttgart 1990, which help us to date our ring as well.

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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.