The art of the fugue

Elegant Trilogy Ring with Diamonds in Gold & Platinum, Great Britain circa 1910

All jewellery with diamonds is about the play of light and shadow, reflection and sparkle - all the more so when the precious metal retreats in colour and the diamonds are not accompanied by coloured stones. A popular stylistic element of jewellery designers of the past was therefore the "shadow gap". As a fine net artfully sawn into a surface of platinum or as a simple round around a brilliant-cut diamond, the shadow gap makes a monochrome design appear dynamic and rich in detail. The basic idea of this ring is actually simple: three sparkling old-cut diamonds of about 0.78 ct are set in a row along the ring band. However, each diamond is surrounded by an outer round of platinum-covered gold, so that there is only a shadow between it and the gemstone setting. The resulting contrast makes each individual diamond stand out even more, appearing brighter and larger. The ring was made in Great Britain around 1910, as evidenced by its hallmark, and is worked in platinum on gold, typical of the period. Its particularly simple, graphic design in elegant monochrome makes it an ideal companion for jewellery of the Belle Époque as well as Art Deco. Thanks to its flat design and the settings that do not require any lobes, it is also eminently wearable in everyday life.

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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.