Timeless Entourage Ring With Peridot & Diamonds In White Gold, London 1973
London 1973: Music by Slade and Gerry Glitter blares from the speakers of the radios. Flower power and garish patterns are seen among fashion-conscious young women in cafés and on the streets. In the cinemas, "The Exorcist" spooks the masses. But amidst all the change and modernity, as evidenced by this ring, a jewellery manufacturer revisited not only a classic motif but also a classic stone of the Victorian era. Peridot became a veritable fashionable stone in the 1890s, because Egypt had been under British rule since 1882 - and it was there, on St. John's Island in the Red Sea, which belongs to Egypt, that the olive-green stone could be mined. Before that, large peridots had been so rare on the British jewelry market that people had often resorted to stones from old pieces of jewelry and set them anew. By the beginning of the 20th century, however, they would become a typical and popular part of British jewellery. Here now, it is just such a stone, oval faceted, that is found in the center of the classic Entourage ring, lined with a frame of diamonds, held in place by high karat white gold. The band is also narrow and classic, much as would have been worn in the late Victorian era, yet the ring is entirely a child of its time. The sequence of stamps inside the ring also tells us that it was made in London in 1973, and the modern cuts of the diamonds also prove a 20th century creation. Thus, looking back to tradition, a timeless piece of jewelry was created, which is unimpressed by trends and is just as wearable today as it was in 1973.
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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.