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First class vintage ring with sapphire & diamonds in white gold, around 1970

This vintage Entourage ring from the 1970s impresses with a first-class setting of eight brilliant white diamonds and a dark blue sapphire. The special thing about this ring is the wonderful quality of the materials used here. The diamonds shine in fine white and very good clarity, while the first-class sapphire is of natural origin. The combination of gemstones in this ring is characterized by a strong symbolism. For example, the sapphire has been considered a symbol of fidelity since time immemorial. The magnificent diamonds appear in this ring as symbols of the eternal love of the giver, because the diamond is considered indestructible and therefore everlasting. In addition, the diamonds optimally emphasise the colour of the dark sapphire, which they surround like a halo. The ring thus presents itself in a classic design and was probably created in the years around 1970. The head of the ring rises elegantly and holds its precious setting in an openwork basket all around. The high-carat white gold from which the ring is forged is visually restrained to the maximum and provides the setting with a dignified frame. Entourage rings of this kind with blue sapphire and diamonds have become increasingly popular in recent years: Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, wears a very similar piece from the London court jeweller Garrards on her ring finger - a piece of jewellery formerly worn by Princess Diana. Just the thing for a young lady you want to adore like a princess!

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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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.