Father Frost has brought a gift
White gold ring with 0.75 ct brilliant solitaire, Moscow 1974
Its frosty sparkle lends this diamond ring from Moscow an almost unattainable elegance. Crafted from high-carat white gold, the piece displays the classic design language of the solitaire. In its airy prong setting, the flawless stone of a substantial 0.75 ct unfolds its wonderful fire in fine white with a quality that an independent laboratory has classified as "vsi", which means that the stone has only tiny inclusions, i.e. very good clarity. The diamond comes from the mines of Siberia. Where the first diamonds of Russia were discovered in 1954 and were mined under enormous efforts. This stone was set into a solitaire ring in Moscow in 1974. A dreamlike piece of jewellery of timeless elegance that is also ideally suited as an engagement ring.
A ring with a single, large diamond is today considered the classic engagement ring. Here, the precious (and, according to legend, indestructible) stone stands for eternity - which is thus intended to underline the duration of the promise made with it. Significant for this connection was the New York jeweler Charles Lewis Tiffany. Tiffany first sold such rings through his mail-order catalog in 1886 and specifically promoted them as gifts for engagement. In fact, however, the tradition of understanding a diamond ring as a symbolic piece of jewelry is far older. As early as 1477, it is recorded, Duchess Mary of Burgundy received a diamond ring as a promise of fidelity from her future husband Maximilian of Habsburg. Another interesting chapter on this subject can still be followed today in the art city of Florence. Here Piero de' Medici chose the diamond ring as his personal emblem, as his imprese. The son of Cosimo and father of Lorenzo il Magnifico had this ring, adorned with a single diamond and a banner with the inscription "SEMPER", meaning "always", placed on all the buildings for which he was responsible, but also on everyday objects. Families linked to the Medici, such as the Rucellai, adopted this sign: We still see it today on the facade of their city palazzo. So even in the Medici times, the diamond ring was a sign of eternity.
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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.