Jewel Garden

Splendid vegetable ring with coloured stones in gold, Austria, 1930s

The type of a "vegetable" ring first appeared in Germany during the 1920s and countered the cool, graphic geometry of Art Deco with a warm, playful counterpoint. This type of ring got its name from its decoration of vines and leaves from which colored gemstones peek out like ripe fruit and flowers. While these little gardens in jewel form are usually laid out as elongated ring heads, the present ring shows itself in a typical 1930s shape, set horizontally to the finger. Five brilliantly coloured gemstones look out at us from the tangle of golden vines and grapes: a green emerald, a pink sapphire, a medium blue spinel, a pink ruby and a dark blue sapphire. In between, almost like dewdrops, diamonds in old cuts flash. The ring is pleasantly solid and handcrafted. Its origin in the 1930s is indicated not only by the typical shape of the time and the fashion for vegetable rings, but also by the use of historic diamond cuts and additional fine gold plating.

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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.