The combination with juxtaposed rubies and diamonds identifies this ring as an alliance ring. The ruby is the symbol of love and connection and the diamond stands for “eternity”, for the “indestructible”. Presumably, this is a wedding ring that was given as a gift around 1915.
The tradition of alliance rings dates back to Ancient Egypt. Today, these rings are interpreted culturally and always very personal. They often symbolize the individual members of the family, not infrequently they refer to the time lived together, the phase of getting acquainted, getting engaged, marriage, children, growing old, in other words, to one’s own stages of life.
The manganese red rubies shine fresh and vibrant and sparkle through the flanking diamonds. The settings are made in goldsmith’s technique, with the stones set exactly in a contour line. Charming and richly detailed, the lobes are also cut from the spiral decorated encrustation.
A well-kept antique piece of jewelry that is ideal to wear as a starter ring.