Opposites attract

Wonderful antique sapphire & diamond ring of Belle Époque, around 1900

This ring of the years around 1900 is an elegant, delicate piece. Its face is composed of four sparkling gemstones. We see a large old European cut diamond and a blue oval faceted sapphire. Set in gold, they form the center of the design. Two smaller diamonds accompany the main stones. The center of the ring, the composition of large and small stones, of dark blue and bright white lives from the contrast. At the same time, the arrangement can be read as a continuation of the ring band to the center, as well as an independent composition. In this way, the goldsmith has understood how to create a ring that is interesting and tempting to look at every time you look at it. And liked the beautiful composition as well as the fine workmanship, the very good preservation and - last but not least - the romantic component that this ring carries. For the elegant juxtaposition of the two large gemstones in its center identifies the ring as a so-called "Toi-et-Moi" piece of jewelry. This genre of "you-and-me" jewelry has always been gifts of love. In the imagination of the time, here man and woman face each other as lovers; recognizable as independent elements, yet firmly united by their feeling and symbolically united in one piece of jewelry.

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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.