Hope and Glory

Wonderful Art Deco ring with emerald & diamonds in platinum, around 1925

Germany experienced a stormy economic upswing in the mid-1920s. The great crises, the lost world war, the loss of the colonies and the inflation of the post-war period were now over. Investments from the USA stabilized the Weimar Republic for a short time and gave the country a boom that contributed significantly to the characterization of the decade as the "Golden Twenties". The displays of the shops shone in new luxury and not least jewellery and jewels served to show this wild joie de vivre visibly to the outside world. The style of the jewellery of these years developed away from the historicising forms that characterised the 19th century and often went idiosyncratic new ways that took up currents of contemporary art. The result was a brief but intense epoch: first-class craftsmanship, imaginative new forms and the exuberant sparkle of quality gemstones were the hallmarks of these pieces. The ring presented here is also wonderfully executed with a natural emerald of wonderful colour and a total of 38 diamonds. The unique goldsmith's work inspires by its noble material and the beauty of its design. Stepped shoulders and the precise execution down to the last detail in fine platinum reveal its date of origin in the mid-1920s. The Art Deco ring is very well preserved and, despite its size, can be worn easily due to its flat design. The ring is delivered with a detailed appraisal by the German Gemstone Appraisal Society and an antique ring box.

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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.