White on the move
Vintage ring in Belle Époque form with 0.90 ct diamonds in white gold, Italy circa 2000
Diamond jewellery in pure, radiant white - jewellery designers and lovers have cherished this dream since the late 19th century. Initially, only silver was available to create white jewelry from, but the metal tarnishes and is not as bright as the diamonds themselves. Then, from the years around 1900, platinum was increasingly used. However, platinum was difficult to work with and the metal was still much more expensive than gold, so that platinum was usually only used on the front of the pieces. With the invention of white gold in 1913, a material was found that has made the dream of white jewelry a reality to this day. The present ring is such a piece of jewellery, which is completely concentrated on the materiality of white gold and diamonds and thus on the non-colour white. Its special features and design result entirely from the skilful guidance of light and shadow: the entire front of the shield-like ring head, for example, is structured by slightly protruding bezel settings whose shiny edges additionally refract the incident light. The ring, which was created in Italy in recent times, is set with historic diamonds of various cuts, which are obviously used here in a secondary application. We see beautiful old cuts next to brilliant cut diamonds and those in the simpler 8/8 cut. This corresponds with the beautiful shape of the ring, which is reminiscent of Belle Époque designs. Pleasantly flat, the ring is a feast for the senses!
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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.