Spectacular emerald ring with 2.57 ct diamonds, circa 1970
This exquisite ring is a creative interpretation of the classic cluster ring. At its centre is a luminous green emerald, beautifully clear and weighing 1.30 ct. 18 diamonds in brilliant and baguette cuts surround the central gemstone, weighing 2.57 ct altogether. Thus contrasted, the gemstones enhance each other, achieving a particularly intense effect. The emerald and diamonds are set in high carat white gold, as was common at the time. Through their white colour, the settings appear almost invisible, letting the gemstones take centre stage. The settings are placed at different height levels, so that a bold, sculptural character is achieved. The ring is typical of the years around 1970, when cluster rings set with a single coloured gemstone in their centre were particularly sought after. The ring will be delivered with the certificate of an independent gemological laboratory.
Jewellery of the 1960s and 1970s is characterised by optimism and a belief in progress. After the organic forms of the fifties, a new desire for geometry returned in the age of the race to the moon. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings - the colour of the day was once again white, like the stars, often combined with blue, like the night sky. Occasionally, other coloured stones are found in primary colours alongside sapphires, but it is the cool sparkle of diamonds, combined with white gold, that is the main attraction of the jewellery of this period. The settings of the designs break away from the heavy lustre of the shiny yellow gold of late Art Deco and increasingly dissolve into a mesh of white gold rods. The filigree structures of space equipment, the antennas of Sputnik, but also the skeletal structures of the new skyscrapers may have been the inspiration here. It is not without reason that a brooch with the name "Cosmos" wins the prize for Jewel of the Year in 1967. And every single piece of jewellery wins lightness, light and elegance.
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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.