Fire and Ice

Luxurious vintage gold band ring with ruby & diamonds, circa 1990

Fire and ice, warmth and cold - so many moments in life achieve their charm only through the contrast to their counterpart. The band ring presented here from the years around 1990 also achieves its special fascination from such a tension, which arises from its selected precious materials. Band rings with simply set gemstones are among the most popular pieces of jewelry, not least because they are particularly uncomplicated to wear. In their simple yet impressive form, they have remained popular since the 19th century, because they do not pull threads on clothing and are pleasant companions for almost all activities. Our ring is a beautiful example of such a piece of jewelry. The hand-forged band ring in yellow gold features an arrangement of two brilliant-cut diamonds and a red ruby, without any further adornment distracting from the beauty of the stones. The ring came to us from a Rhenish collection in Bonn. It can be worn by both ladies and gentlemen. Two radiant diamonds of about 0.13 ct each and a red ruby in high karat gold - what more could one desire?

In the years around 1875, the so-called "Gypsy Ring" was introduced as a novelty in the world of jewelry design - and immediately enjoyed special popularity because it was so uncomplicated and comfortable to wear. Such a ring consists of a solid gold hoop in which the gemstones were set so that they are on a level with the gold of the ring. Thus, the precious trimming does not interfere and the band ring nestles beautifully.

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You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

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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.