Eternal fidelity

Antique ring with sapphires & diamonds in gold, around 1910

Few ring types are as characteristic of British jewellery of the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods as the "5-Stone Ring". This ring presents five identical or alternating gemstones in a row. The stones are set close together on the narrow band with restrained settings so that they appear to float on the finger. The present ring, which found its way to us from London, follows this popular British type at the turn of the century and presents a setting with the classic combination of sapphires and diamonds. In the center of the ring head shines three diamonds of starry brilliance. Set between them are two sapphires, whose dark blue really brings out the colour of the diamonds. In addition to the beauty of their contrasting juxtaposition, the ring can also be appreciated for its romantic component. If one follows the "language of gemstones", the ring can be understood as being marked by a strong symbolism: The sapphire has been considered a symbol of fidelity from time immemorial, while the sparkling diamonds in this ring stand as a symbol of everlasting love. The ring, which was created around 1910, is particularly suitable as a love gift because of its clear symbolic language.

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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.