Wonderful 4.60 ct emerald cut diamond (I/vsi) in platinum, circa 1960
Jewels in pure white have been the dream of goldsmiths and jewellery lovers since the end of the 19th century - but this dream was not fulfilled until the Art Deco years, when jewellery began to be made from white gold and platinum. For unlike silver, which tarnishes with time, only these newly developed or newly used metals were white enough to present diamonds in their most radiant form. The ring here seems like the fulfillment of that dream: a simple band of high karat platinum leads to an airy setting that recedes entirely from view. Four delicate chatons hold the center stone, a magnificent 4.60-carat emerald-cut diamond. The size of the precious diamond and its clear cut bring out those qualities that make up its individuality: The brilliance and also the light dispersion appear particularly impressive thanks to the large facets. The diamond sparkles in a wonderful colour that appears warm white to the eye. It has been graded as Top Crystal+ (I) by an independent gemstone laboratory and at the same time inspires with its special purity: only with a magnifying glass are the finest inclusions ("vsi2", "very small inclusions") visible, which appear invisible to the naked eye. Two additional trapezoid-cut diamonds flank the center stone and complete the design. The diamonds seem almost to become one with the white surface of the metal: the entire ring head dissolves into a play of light reflections, an impression that intensifies with every movement. The large diamond reminded us of the legendary Krupp diamond, also cut in an emerald cut, which Liz Taylor wore with pride on her ring finger. She wrote her book "My Love Affair with Jewelry" about this extraordinary jewel, among other things. However, the connection between love and diamonds is older than the Hollywood star's love of precious gems: according to legend, diamonds are indestructible, so much so that they have been associated with the idea of eternity for thousands of years. This makes the ring an ideal engagement ring or a love gift without equal. The ring came to us from London.
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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.