Luxurious lace

Delicate white gold ring with antique 0.39 ct diamond, circa 1920/2020

Over the past few years, we have repeatedly found individual, unset diamonds. Often as part of jewellery that was unfortunately no longer wearable, but occasionally already set in the course of a larger collection. For a long time we didn't really know what to do with them: We didn't really like most of the modern settings and so the beautiful stones were waiting for a new use. After a long search we found a manufactory in the United States, which produces new settings of white gold according to historical models. This ring also comes from there. Its basic shape is a narrow, elegant band that is placed around the finger. It curves upwards towards the middle, where it holds a single solitaire. The delicate bars that distinguish the ring, especially on the sides, look like delicate lace and form floral elements. Our gemstone setter has set an antique diamond in this setting. The diamond in the so-called transitional cut, an early form of the brilliant cut as it was common in the years around 1920, has a weight of more than one third of a carat. It shines in a warm white and shows some small inclusions under the magnifying glass, which make it unmistakable - but do not interfere with its brilliance. There is an independent diamond appraisal for the diamond that comes with the ring.

The symbolic act of giving a diamond ring as an engagement gift is first documented in 1477 and can be traced back to Mary of Burgundy, who received a diamond ring as a promise of fidelity from her future husband, Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg. Wearing a ring as a sign of commitment on the left hand, on the other hand, was already the custom of the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the "love vein" connected the heart to the left ring finger.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

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.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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.