Three white stars
Vintage platinum ring with three diamonds, around 1950
Jewellery in elegant, cool and sophisticated white - that was the dream of jewellery designers since the late 19th century. But the technical possibilities put a stop to this dream for some time. Diamonds were available, but the tricky part was the question of the right metal. For a long time only silver was available to create white jewellery from, but the metal tarnishes and can leave discolourations on skin and clothes. It was not until around 1900 that platinum began to be used more frequently, but it was difficult to work with and the metal was much more expensive than gold, so that platinum was usually only used on the front of the pieces. However, it was to take until after the First World War for the new metal to really establish itself: After new platinum deposits were discovered and the prices converged, there was no stopping it. This ring from the years around 1950 is made entirely of platinum and sets three white diamonds. The result is a wonderful ring that shines in elegant white. Its shape is inspired by designs from the turn of the century, but the brilliant cuts betray a later origin. In its restrained design, it is entirely focused on the optimal presentation of the three brilliant-cut diamonds: When worn, the diamonds seem to virtually float on the 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.