Something old, something new, something blue....

Vintage Entourage ring with sapphire and old cut diamonds, around 1960

A sapphire cabochon amid eight diamonds and a narrow white gold band have come together here to create a classic entourage ring. But what makes this ring special is the use of old-cut diamonds, whereas at the time it was created, uncut diamonds had long since been made into brilliant-cut diamonds. Such a combination of fragments of old jewellery to create a new one is called a marriage (French for marriage) - a fitting term, then, for a ring that combines something old, something new and, with the sapphire cabochon, something blue. The stones are arranged in the shape of a flower and thus shimmer on the finger like a flower from a particularly precious bouquet. Nevertheless, there are no limits to the occasions on which such a ring can be worn: since the beginning of the 20th century, Entourage rings have stood for classic luxury and look just as elegant on casual occasions as they do at cocktail hour. As a gift of love, the ring also has a strong symbolism, as the sapphire stands for fidelity and the diamond for eternity.

The sapphire is a truly royal stone. Even more frequently than the ruby, it adorns the crowns of the monarchies of Europe: the English state crown sparkles in the light of 18 beautiful stones, and that of the Bohemian king Wenceslas has just as many. And yet it shares many properties with the ruby, because for the mineralogist both stones belong to the group of corundum. In popular belief, the sapphire is considered the stone of truth, fidelity, prudence and reason. Accordingly, the Doge of Venice wore such a mild blue stone, set in gold, as a sign of his fidelity and marriage to the sea. And Queen Elizabeth I of England also believed that her sapphire could protect her against slander and cunning.

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