Glamour of the Belle Époque

Swinging red gold ring with old cut diamonds, Germany circa 1890

Luxury, joie de vivre and the celebration of beauty were the ideals of the years around 1900: the Belle Époque revelled in wealth and glamour: the world's most beautiful dancers danced at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the society couples in love met on the Ringstrasse in Vienna, and the ladies' gowns and diamonds shone brightly at the balls in the elegant hotels on Unter den Linden in Berlin. The ring presented here was born entirely from this spirit. Nine old-cut diamonds are set into the ring head. Three of the larger diamonds are set in restrained diamond settings between the rose gold ring band, on each of which are three further old-cut diamonds. The brilliance of the old-cut diamonds is particularly soft and charming, and differs greatly from the rather cold glow of modern brilliant-cut diamonds. The ring was created in the years around 1890 and came to us here in Berlin. A piece of jewellery that wonderfully transports the joy of luxury of those years into our present day.

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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.