Sweet Memories

Vintage half memory ring in unusual design, RW 53, Berlin 2016

Memory rings (also known as "memoire rings") are particularly touching pieces of jewellery whose bars are set with gemstones of the same kind. The name can be explained by the fact that each individual gemstone is supposed to stand for a certain beautiful experience of the owner, which is thus kept alive in the memory. Memory rings are also often used as engagement or wedding rings. In this case, the alternative designation "eternity ring" is also common. This high quality vintage ring convinces with its unusual design. Twenty-six white diamonds with a total weight of 0.20 ct are set in an impressive row and almost completely surround the ring. At the same time, however, the ring is twisted in on itself, with the effect that only some of the diamonds are visible at any given time and thus new light effects flash up again and again. The ring was made here in Berlin. The original invoice from January 2016 has survived with the ring. It is in very good condition.

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.

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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.

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