Timelessly beautiful

Delicate engagement ring with old cut solitaire in gold & platinum, Austria circa 1925

A ring with a single, large diamond is considered the classic engagement ring today. Here, the precious (and, according to legend, indestructible) diamond stands for eternity - which is thus meant to underline the duration of the promise made with it. How did this tradition come about? As early as 1477, it is said, Duchess Mary of Burgundy was given a ring with a diamond as a promise of fidelity by her future husband Maximilian of Habsburg. Even in the times of the Habsburgs, the diamond ring was a sign of eternity and faithful love - and as such has endured through the centuries. This ring from the beginning of the 20th century is timeless and designed with attention to detail. The narrow gold ring band, which appears to be satin-finished, centrally holds a brilliant-cut diamond in an individual old cut that weighs approximately 0.15 ct. It is held in place by a plain platinum band, so that its white color is not dimmed. On the side, however, the bar reveals the design sophistication of the time: it is decorated there with the finest vine engravings. Hallmarks inside the ring rail reveal that the ring was made in Austria after 1922. Judging by the materials, techniques and design used, this was not long after the hallmarks used were introduced. It is in very good condition.

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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.