(No) Solitary Man

Vintage solitaire ring with old cut diamond in gold, around 1955

This vintage ring is striking and clear in its design language. The shiny, three-part yellow gold bar widens towards the top and separates into individual bars. At their centre, they present a sparkling old-cut diamond as a solitaire in an elegant setting of white gold. The white gemstone weighs approximately 0.40 carats. Here, the cut of the diamond shows that it was formed as early as the end of the 19th century and apparently found a secondary use in this piece of jewelry. The tradition of taking old, out-of-fashion pieces of jewellery to the goldsmith to have their precious stones set in contemporary settings was still maintained at the beginning of the 20th century, so that we are sometimes confronted with surprisingly modern pieces with older gemstones. The jewel dates to the early post-war period and still shows the influence of the late Art Déco. It found its way to us from the left bank of the Lower Rhine and is very well preserved. Today, after almost sixty years, the ring inspires with its classic design, which can be worn effectively by both ladies and gentlemen.

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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.