Theme and variation

Unusual diamond solitaire ring, Art Déco, around 1930

Today, the diamond solitaire is considered the classic engagement ring - a tradition that, according to the story, has its origins as early as 1477. In that year, Mary of Burgundy received a diamond engagement ring from Archduke Maximilian of Austria. However, it was not until the late years of the 19th century, 1886 to be exact, that the image of the diamond solitaire was coined as a classic engagement ring. Louis Comfort Tiffany invented a setting that elevated the diamond above the rail, allowing plenty of light to reach it. Since then, numerous variations on the theme of the diamond solitaire have emerged. A particularly beautiful and unusual variation is the ring here, dating from around 1930. A large old-cut diamond of about 0.75 ct in a fine mille handle setting is at the center of the design. The solitaire is beautifully bright and particularly clear on the inside, with only a flag visible under a loupe at the very edge. Set off by a shadow gap, a network of fine sawn lines and textured surfaces unfolds around the central diamond, shining like small rose diamonds - but it is only the platinum that has been refined, playing with light and shadow. The geometric patterns breathe the avant-garde spirit of Art Deco and are bordered by the octagonal shape of the ring head. Contrasting with the strictly modern design of the ring head set in platinum are the ring shoulders, which are forged in gold and feature neo-baroque vines. The under-cadence of the ring head is also richly detailed with openwork sweeps. At the same time, the ring is particularly solid and comfortably crafted, and the flat setting of the diamond makes it wearable on a daily basis. Its hallmarking and design suggest that it was made in Germany.

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