Stand by Me
Romantic ring with sapphires & diamonds in platinum, Germany circa 1925
Two dark blue sapphires in a square carré cut are the protagonists of this ring from the 1920s. Three white diamonds in historic old cuts are set between the midnight blue gemstones. The horizontally aligned ring holds the gemstone in precious platinum, which harmoniously rounds off the cool play of colours. Rings like this one with five stones were popular from the late Victorian era onwards. They were to remain popular until the early 20th century, spreading from England across the world. They were made in a wide variety of material combinations and were varied to suit the tastes of the time. The choice of the stones could also follow symbolic considerations, because in them messages could be transmitted for all to see. Our ring speaks of fidelity and permanence, symbolized by the sapphires and diamonds, because that is what these minerals mean in the language of gemstones. Our ring, which found its way to us from Saxony, was made in Germany in the years around 1925 and is beautifully preserved. Its precious and resistant materials make it an ideal engagement ring or a beautiful gift of love.
The reign of Edward VII. (1901 to 1910) was the last era in British history to be named after a monarch. Edward was in almost every respect the opposite of his morally strict mother Victoria. Vivacious, given to luxury and women, he was a notorious gambler and Casanova even as Prince of Wales. Edward preferred to surround himself with representatives of the nouveau riche high society and spent his time at countless social events. Jewelry tastes also changed almost overnight with Edward's accession to power. The ostentatious and heavy designs of the Victorian era gave way to delicate creations of ethereal delicacy. Jewelry made of diamonds and platinum was especially in demand, and its light color went particularly well with the light fabrics of the dresses of those years.
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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.