Star cast in platinum

Antique 1.27 ct old European cut brilliant in a platinum ring from our workshop

Among all precious stones, among all the treasures of nature, one stone in particular stands out. The diamond has always been the king of all jewels, the epitome of precious jewellery. Its fire, its brilliance, but also its pure white colour make it the most sought-after gemstone, the star of any jewellery: the ring presented here from our workshop is created to optimally present a selected, large diamond. In our daily work with antique jewellery, we have seen numerous wonderful diamond rings. Many put their gemstones in a seductive light and pleased us with their design or shape. However, for those customers who prefer to find a new, previously unworn ring, we have combined all of these qualities into one piece: This ring is the essence - we think - of elegant form and the best materials, and perhaps the most beautiful way to wear a diamond. The ring widens in its construction in several stepped stages. Smaller diamonds pave the way from the ring band until, held by four flat lobes, the large diamond shines in the center of the ring. In the platinum ring here, an antique diamond is set in the old brilliant cut. The stone, cut in the 1900s, delights with a weight of 1.27 carats, very good clarity (vs1), and a warm, individually toned color (L). The design of the ring takes its inspiration from the Art Deco forms of the twenties. The basis is an elegant geometry of squares and circles, which are intertwined and staggered to compose the ring and its face. With this design, we want to recall the Berlin of the 1920s, when the city was the metropolis of film, theatre and numerous revues and shone in the spotlight of the stages. The side view of the ring reveals fine engravings that enliven the surfaces in gentle relief. The ring's design also allows plenty of light to reach the diamonds for optimal sparkle. At the same time, it has a flat design and even the large diamond remains close to the finger, making the ring comfortable to wear.

In ancient times, diamonds were valued primarily for their incomparable hardness. As symbols of invincible strength, their beauty was secondary at best. In fact, early diamonds do not appear at all attractive to the modern eye. Medieval cutting techniques also did not allow for spectacular light reflections, and the widespread table cuts only brought out the brightness and color of the stones. All this changed in the course of the 17th century. The nobility of the Baroque period developed a taste for glittering gemstones. Rose-cut diamonds, whose many facets reflected candlelight beautifully, were particularly popular. In the middle of the century, a first, early brilliant cut developed, called the Mazarin cut after the influential Cardinal Jules Mazarin, characterized by a crown of 17 facets. By the end of the century, these diamonds were then replaced by a new shape, named the Peruzzi cut after its inventor. Vincenzo Peruzzi was a gem cutter from Venice, who increased the crown of the diamonds by additional facets to a total of 33, thus increasing the fire of the stones enormously. However, these early brilliant diamonds were not standardized in terms of the number and shape of the facets. Each stone was cut in such a way that as much substance as possible could be preserved. New diamond deposits in Brazil in the second half of the 18th century then led to a cut shape that became known as the old mine cut. These diamonds are already very similar to today's full cut diamonds, but several generations of continuous improvement of the cutting technique were necessary before the old mine cut became the old European cut, and finally the modern full cut in the 1940s.

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.


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.