Hopeful love

Splendid Art Deco ring with emerald & diamonds in platinum, circa 1925

Jewelry designs with two juxtaposed gemstones were very popular around 1900, because people loved to play with symbols. This romantic type of jewelry remained popular in the following decades as well, as the present example from around 1925 illustrates. On its ring face, two precious gemstones, in this case a green emerald and a white old-cut diamond, symbolically depict two people as lovers. The two precious stones, protagonists of the design, are recognizable as independent elements and yet at the same time firmly connected. In addition, the symbolic power of the diamond as a symbol of immortality and that of the emerald as a sign of everlasting hope. Isn't this what a happy relationship should look like? The ring, created in the turbulent 1920s, was crafted from solid platinum and the ring face sets the two stones and eight other small diamonds with an elegant sweep in delicate pips and a simple border. The large diamond weighs about 1.20 carats and features an old european cut. The step cut emerald is also of particularly high quality, showing a fantastically intense green. An independent certificate confirms the quality of the stones. This results in an attractive piece of jewelry that is a pretty treasure, not least due to the combination of high-quality materials and beautiful workmanship. A perfect gift for a loved one!

We first encounter rings with delicately curved rails, at the ends of which precious gemstones or pearls are presented, in the years around 1900. Inspired by the dynamic forms of Art Nouveau, this jewelry fashion quickly became a great success. No wonder that corresponding designs remained fashionable until the 1940s, despite all other changes in taste.

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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.