Semper Fidelis

Magnificent vintage trilogy ring with sapphire & diamonds, Germany circa 1970

A piece of jewelry with a deep, romantic message is the ring presented here. Crafted from white gold, the piece showcases a sparkling natural sapphire in fine blue flanked by two large white diamonds. Ten other smaller diamonds within the diamond are set on curved bands, joining the central group of three to the left and right. This is a so-called "trilogy ring" whose three gemstones have a special meaning: Their triple number refers to the common life in the past, present and future. Quite deliberately, the emphasis is on the present in the center of the ring, which is represented by the largest gemstone, the sapphire. In addition, the stones themselves are also symbolically charged: According to legend, the diamond is considered indestructible and is thus a gemstone that stands for eternity; the blue sapphire has always been a symbol of loving fidelity. The ring was made in Germany, as the hallmark in the ring band reveals, and we date it to around 1970. Its excellent preservation still makes it effectively wearable: The ring's timelessly luxurious appearance, as well as its meaning in terms of content, can make it a perfect engagement ring or love gift. The ring found its way to us here in Berlin.

The sapphire is a truly royal stone. Even more often than the ruby, it adorns the crowns in the monarchies of Europe: the English state crown sparkles in the light of 18 beautiful stones, and that of the Bohemian king Wenceslas has just as many. And yet it shares many properties with the ruby, because for the mineralogist both stones belong to the group of corundum. In popular belief, the sapphire is considered the stone of truth, fidelity, prudence and reason. Accordingly, the Doge of Venice wore such a mild, blue stone as a sign of his fidelity and marriage to the sea, set in gold. And Queen Elizabeth I of England also believed that her sapphire could protect her against slander and cunning.

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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.