A chance for love

Vintage ring with sapphire & diamonds, England circa 1980

Like the leaves of a delicate flower, eight brilliant-cut diamonds surround a midnight blue sapphire in a round faceted cut. Thus, the colored stone is embedded in diamonds and it seems as if a small flower sparkles towards us. Two more brilliant-cut diamonds occupy the ring shoulders and lead over to the golden ring band. The ring came to us from London, where it was probably made in the years around 1980. Rings of this kind are called "daisy-rings" in England, because on the island, as well as here on the mainland, it was common for a long time to count one's chances for love on a daisy: "He loves me - he loves me not"! Not coincidentally, in these rings are always processed an odd number of gems, so that the last counting verse always results in a "He loves me"! Made of high karat yellow gold, the ring features the flower in a white gold finish. This has resulted in a delicate, playful design that is also wonderfully suited as a gift or even an engagement ring today because of its symbolic gemstones. After all, the sapphire stands for fidelity and the diamonds for undying love. The ring is a wonderful, symbolic piece of jewelry that can also be worn daily due to its pleasant construction.

The second volume of the Bildungsbibliothek für Teutschlands Töchter, published in Augsburg in 1834, contains a chapter on the so-called "language of flowers". This flower language was one of the common means of nonverbal communication during the Biedermeier era, and much of it has survived in proverbs and idioms. At the time, young lovers in particular could not clearly express what they were thinking, and could not clearly express their affection and dislike verbally. Flower language therefore became an important means of communication without words. Under the keyword "daisy", the meaning of this flower can now also be read in the volume. The meadow plant stands for gentleness, joyful playing youth, pure and quiet joy, as well as for modesty and love.

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