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Wonderful sapphire and old cut diamond ring around 1910 and later

In earlier generations, those who wanted to own jewellery in the latest fashion did not always simply go to the jeweller to buy an already finished piece. Far more often, the path led to the goldsmith, in order to have a new piece of jewelry made there according to their own ideas and in exchange with the craftsman. A typical procedure can be observed again and again: Instead of creating the new pieces completely from scratch, often already existing gemstones and sometimes even whole pieces of jewelry or parts of them were included in the design. In this way, new jewels were created that continued to write the history of one's own family and could thus be both traditional and modern at the same time. This beautiful ring shows that this procedure was not only common in the 19th century but also later on. For the ring, presented here in the splendour of beautiful diamonds and a dark blue sapphire, unites different generations and turns an antique piece of jewellery into a new piece of jewellery. The flower-shaped ring face centrally holds a natural cushion-cut sapphire diamond in an entourage of old-cut diamonds, as they were cut in the years around 1910. A plain ring band makes the fine structure into a ring today and adds two more, slightly larger, old-cut diamonds on the ring shoulders. The resulting ring has then been uniformly rhodium plated. We think that the old centerpiece was originally an earring whose counterpart was lost and which someone then had converted into a ring. The goldsmith used high karat white gold to create the ring, which again emphasizes the value of the old element. Today, the ring spans a period of about 110 years and is beautifully preserved. it came, as it presents itself today from Munich to us.

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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.