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Unworn white gold ring with antique 0,86 ct old cut solitaire

Hardly any piece of jewellery has the special meaning and deep symbolism of a diamond ring. As a sign of everlasting love and connection, the diamond, the hardest mineral on earth, has been worn as a gemstone for centuries. Historic old-cut diamonds are the pinnacle of individual jewellery. Unlike today's brilliant-cut diamonds in the modern full cut, of which almost every one looks like the other, diamonds with history can be enjoyed in their very own, hand-created proportions and shape. The central diamond of this filigree white gold ring is impressive with its wonderful refraction of light. Cut in the 1900s, the diamond weighs 0.86 carats, is very pure and lightly toned. It is accompanied by 32 smaller diamonds. Fine mille-handle ornamentation and delicate openwork distinguish the setting, whose white gold with its festive colouring optimally helps to accentuate the sparkle of the magnificent centre stone and its shimmering companions. The setting was made to our order in a small manufactory in Chicago. The ring is therefore new and unworn, while the central diamond is about 120 years old. We discovered it here in Berlin, stripped of its old sparkle, and asked our gem-setter to set it in the setting from the USA. The result is a symbiosis between old and new, which brings together the perfection of craftsmanship of different generations in one piece of jewellery.

The symbolic act of giving a diamond ring as an engagement gift is first documented in 1477 and can be traced back to Mary of Burgundy, who received a diamond ring as a promise of fidelity from her future husband, Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg. Wearing a ring as a sign of commitment on the third finger of the left hand, on the other hand, was already the custom of the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the "love vein" connected the heart to the left ring finger.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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.