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Rings are one of the most powerful and evocative pieces of jewellery. In its most rudimentary form, a ring is a simple band, composed of any material from bone, wood, glass to precious metal, which encircles the finger.
Rings are worn not just for personal adornment and displaying wealth and status, but also for a number of symbolic reasons including a statement of love, religious and superstitious belief, providing proof of identity and also marking births and deaths.
Finger rings trace their origin back the ancient world and each civilisation created specific styles which incorporated motifs and designs particular to their cultural identity. For example the ancient Egyptians wore signet rings often in the form of a scarab beetle or the sun which were motifs important to their society; also rough gemstones such as rock crystal and amethyst were carved and pierced through with gold wire and rotated around a hoop.
Rings are often seen as a symbol of love, with the never-ending circle denoting the infinity of sentiment. This concept was first invented by the ancient Greeks; it was however during the Roman period, that rings were formally introduced as part of the marriage ceremony.
Berganza’s collection of ancient, antique and vintage rings encompass a profusion of varied designs, from complicated ornate rings through to simple dainty rings, every single one unique and hand crafted.
We are committed to continuing the smooth operation of the Berganza website and our team are working hard to provide the same level of service. Our jewellery specialists are on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding a piece which has caught your eye and our extensive website will be operating as normal. Whilst the showroom remains closed for the coming weeks, we are able to offer virtual appointments via zoom.
Should you wish to make a purchase through our website, these items will be shipped to you as usual. All shipping is fully insured and complimentary.
Vintage ruby and diamond cluster ring, circa 1970.
Vintage ruby and diamond cluster ring. Set centrally with one oval old cut natural unenhanced Siam ruby in an open back claw setting with an approximate weight of 2.70 carats, encircled by ten round brilliant cut diamonds in open back claw settings with a combined weight of 1.00 carats, flanked by two tapered baguette cut diamonds in open back claw settings with a combined weight of 0.30 carats. The total approximate diamond weight is 1.30 carats, to an elegant cluster design, featuring curving claws, a pierced structured gallery and shaped backholing, flanked either side by tapered trumpeting shoulders leading to a solid slim shank. Tested white gold, circa 1970, accompanied by GPL report #06023 and Gemmological Certification Services report #81287-28.