Summer in Italy

Vintage Entourage Ring with Sapphire & Diamonds in Gold, Italy circa 1985

There are some jewelry designs that are reinterpreted and modified in every generation, and thus have always remained current through the decades. The Entourage ring is one such case: a single, precious colored stone is surrounded by a ring of sparkling diamonds, so that both elements enhance each other's effect. The changes in the design are often subtle. In the 19th century, for example, the stones were often set in light reddish gold, then in platinum in the early 20th century. In the 1960s, white gold set the gemstones, which were set high above the finger for extra brilliance. The ring we have here now dates from the 1980s. The fashion of white gold was slowly coming to an end, yellow gold was fashionable again. So the ring rail and the setting of the sapphire in the center of the ring are made of high karat yellow gold. What makes the ring special is the natural sapphire. It is shaped in a cabochon cut, so the color of the stone is shown off to its best advantage. Since the stone is set at the same time at the bottom edge, with a bezel setting, the ring can also have a relatively flat design, unlike the decades before. This makes the ring easy to wear in everyday life, in keeping with the new image of women of the time - the working, strong and self-determined woman who wants to wear her jewelry not only to festive evening events. We have commissioned an independent expert opinion that has confirmed the quality of the materials. It comes with the ring. We discovered the ring here in Berlin.

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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.