Moved by the wind

Precious vintage ballerina ring with emerald & diamonds, circa 1970

The ring here is a small sculpture: high above the finger floats a composition of white gold, diamonds and an emerald of excellent quality. Its color is intense green and it is very clear. Delicate inclusions, the so-called jardin, prove that it is a natural stone. Because completely clear and translucent is not an emerald. Rather, it is the silky luster of the inclusions that determines its beauty. The emerald, weighing just over 2.10 carats, is surrounded by diamonds weighing 3.48 carats. First, a frame of brilliants, all around the emerald. Then a swinging wave of trapezoids, with great gesture and momentum. Up and down the band of diamond swings, like the skirt of a dancer spinning faster and faster. It's not for nothing that rings like this are called "ballerina" rings. This form of entourage ring emerged in the 1960s and always accompanies a precious colored stone with a select mix of diamonds in different cuts. These are arranged in such a way that they are reminiscent of the folds of a fanned-out tutu seen from above: just as if one were looking out of an opera box at the ballerinas, as Degas was so fond of painting them, for example in the painting L'Étoile from 1878. An independent expert appraisal has confirmed the quality of the materials and comes with the ring. We discovered it here in Berlin.

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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.