Bright Lights

Elegant Art Deco ring with diamond solitaire, around 1930

White jewels celebrate light. The innovation of the electric light bulb turned night into day at the end of the 19th century. Consequently, jewellery could now shine in the evening as never before. At the great balls in Paris, London and St. Petersburg, ever more splendid diamond necklaces were presented, as well as tiaras, brooches and rings. When, at the beginning of the 20th century, platinum and finally white gold found their way into the shop windows of jewellers, this white brilliance was complete and the night was turned into day. The Art Deco ring we have here is a piece of jewellery that is entirely in keeping with this fashion in its white colouring. The ring is geometric and elegant, exactly as one would expect from an Art Deco design. The simple ring rail carries a rectangular ring head with geometric ornamentation of sawn shadow gaps and millegrain decor. A transitional-cut diamond of approximately 0.10 carats shines in its center. Typical of the period, the ring is crafted in platinum on white gold. It is an excellent example of an Art Deco white jewel.

Germany experienced a stormy economic upswing in the mid-1920s. The great crises, the lost world war, the loss of the overseas colonies and the inflation of the post-war period were now over. Massive 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 again 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 its own, new ways that took up the currents of contemporary art. Sometimes, however, historical forms were reinterpreted according to the taste of the time. This led to a short but intense epoch, which could hardly have been more imaginative and imaginative before: first-class craftsmanship, exciting new forms and the exuberant sparkle of high-quality gemstones made these pieces stand out.

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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.