Timeless Entourage Ring with Sapphire & Diamonds in White Gold, circa 1980
Entourage rings were the great ring fashion of the second half of the 20th century. Their function was always to present a high-quality coloured stone in a ring of diamonds. Thus, rings with rubies, emeralds, amethysts, tourmalines or even garnets were created - but the most popular among them was the blue sapphire. This ring illustrates why: a deep blue sapphire with luminous reflections and a ring of high-quality brilliant-cut diamonds of very good colour and purity enhance each other to maximum effect. The diamonds are held in place by white gold lobes that do not dim their quality; the sapphire, however, is set in yellow gold lobes that contrast its color. An under-cadence in the form of an airy basket supports the resulting flower-shaped ring head and allows plenty of light to reach the stones. However, it was not only its beauty that contributed to the popularisation of this design, but also a royal engagement: for Prince Charles proposed to Diana in 1981 with a ring just like it. Then in 2010, Prince William passed this very ring on to his fiancée Kate Middleton, who wears it all the time - proof of how timeless the design still is today. What is particularly beautiful about the use of such entourage rings as engagement gifts are the rich historical references, for in the Victorian language of jewels, the blue sapphire was considered a symbol of truth and fidelity, the diamond that of eternity. Thus, Queen Victoria already wore a similar design as a brooch for her wedding to Prince Albert. Our ring is in very good condition and comes with an independent appraisal confirming the quality of the materials.
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