History of the Marguerite ring
The Marguerite ring, also known as the Pompadour ring, takes its name from the first woman to wear it. The Marquise de Pompadour, favorite of King Louis XV.
It is thus during the 17th century that the story of this magnificent ring set with diamonds and a sapphire will unfold.
Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson met King Louis XV on February 25, 1745 at a masked ball held in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. The king immediately fell under her spell and has been meeting regularly with Jeanne-Antoinette since that day. He installed her in the Palace of Versailles on September 10, 1745 and gave her the Pompadour estate in the summer of the same year. This made her the Marquise de Pompadour.
The marquise had then at her orders all the artists of the kingdom. She was always looking for refinement and beauty in every work. She had solid judgment in the field, which allowed her to impose her artistic values. Louis XV had the Petit Trianon built for him, Marie Antoinette’s favorite stay thereafter, a true haven of peace with its botanical garden. It is here that she will have the idea of the Marguerite ring, in the shape of a flower.
This ring represents since then, all the good taste of French craftsmanship, both timeless and timeless.
The Marquise de Pompadour was also particularly fond of cameos, which she made fashionable in the 18th century.
The Marguerite ring brought up to date by the jeweler Garrard
Today’s vintage engagement ring par excellence, it became world famous in 1981, when Prince Charles gave it to Lady Diana. It was composed of a huge oval sapphire of 18 carats decorated with 14 diamonds. Prince William made this jewel, created by the English jeweler Garrad, mythical when he offered it as an engagement ring to Kate Middleton.
Garrard has been the crown jeweler since 1843 and has been able to reinvent this ring model by offering a magnificent piece of goldsmithing that is now legendary.
Maguerite ring : a timeless style
The Marguerite ring is a staple of classic jewelry today. Luminous and well balanced, this antique ring will seduce the heart of women by its unique character. They will also be charmed by its authentic mount.
The Pompadour ring is technical and difficult to make in gold. This special kind of ring features a half-closed setting in pierced cups.
Romantic, regal and completely timeless, this is the perfect engagement ring. It will be able to accompany a woman all her life and to adapt to each situation.
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At Noir Carat, we have selected for you Vintage rings with care and precision. Our Daisy rings are all made of 18K gold, unique pieces with a strong style. Unearthed with passion, they are sorted and put back in value. Whether you choose your Marguerite ring to propose to your loved one, for yourself or as a gift, you are guaranteed a solid, shiny and unalterable jewel. This magnificent old jewel must be tamed and appropriated.
It’s up to you to write a new story for him.
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