Vintage Chic from Paris

Enchanting White Gold & Platinum Ring With Emerald & Diamonds, Paris Circa 1970

This enchanting ring exudes the elegance and optimism of French post-war modernism. An intense green emerald occupies its center and is set in white diamonds. The gemstone weighs approximately 1.30 ct carat and is shaped in a classic step cut. This shape of cut allows the colour of the gemstone to be shown off to its best advantage due to the large central table. The stone is held only by delicate prongs and thus seems to float in the square ring head. Around the emerald, sixteen small diamonds of about 0.40 ct together unfold a shimmering play of light. White, the diamonds contrast with the green of the South American emerald. The settings and ring band are crafted from high-carat white gold and platinum, whose bright lustre ideally complements the play of colour in the gemstone setting. With its magnificent features and impressively opulent shape, the ring is a typical example of a jewellery design that will never go out of fashion. The ring came to us from Paris.

Jewellery of the 1960s is characterised by optimism and a belief in progress. After the organic forms of the fifties, a new desire for geometry returned in the decade of the race to the moon. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings - the colour of the decade was again white, like the stars, often combined with blue, like the night sky. Occasionally, other coloured stones are found in primary colours alongside sapphires, but it is the cool sparkle of diamonds, combined with white gold, that is the main attraction of the jewellery of this period. The settings of the designs break away from the heavy lustre of the shiny yellow gold of late Art Deco and increasingly dissolve into a mesh of white gold rods. The filigree structures of space equipment, the antennas of Sputnik, but also the skeletal structures of the new skyscrapers may have been the inspiration here. It is not without reason that a brooch with the name "Cosmos" wins the prize for Jewel of the Year in 1967. And every single piece of jewellery wins lightness, light and elegance.

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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.