Generations connected

Romantic parure with rubies & diamonds, circa 1890/1980

This set of necklace, bracelet, earrings and brooch spans several generations. It brings together pieces of jewellery and precious stones from a period of almost 100 years: And thus gives us an insight into the changing fashions, but also into the love of a family for its own history. The bangle in the set is probably the oldest piece. On its face are three old brilliant-cut diamonds and two rubies set in warmly gleaming red gold. The gemstones already give the bangle a romantic meaning, the ruby through its colour and the diamond through its meaning as an indestructible, eternal, imperishable gemstone of love. The other pieces of jewellery also bear rubies and old-cut diamonds. However, the details of their workmanship and design reveal that they were created later. The brooch probably in the 1950s, because the way the brooch pin is held did not exist like this in the years just before 1900. And the necklace and the ear studs were probably made in the 1980s, when warm, shiny red gold became fashionable again after a long phase in which white gold was more in demand. We assume that several generations of a family have had their family jewellery adapted and reworked again and again to meet their new needs. In the 1950s brooches were a big fashion, worn on the shoulder. Ear studs, on the other hand, are a more recent fashion: but by using the same warm red gold and the radiant old-cut diamonds over and over again, all the pieces of jewellery form a wonderful unity. Where do the diamonds come from? Presumably from the family's estate as well. Perhaps another piece of jewellery could no longer be worn and the diamonds found a new use here - certainly they date back to the years of the bangle, to the last years of the 19th century.

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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.