Sapphire and diamond ring, early 20th century. Sapphires from Sri Lanka are famed for their dreamy mid-blue hue, known as ‘cornflower’. This beautiful cushion-shaped stone shows this colour beautifully, and sits at the centre of an early 20th century diamond cluster, set with antique cushion-shaped diamonds, the mount cleverly accentuating its floral outline give it a summery, feminine appeal. Most notably popularised in recent history as the choice of engagement ring for both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, this sapphire and diamond cluster is a timeless design for an engagement ring.
Why I love it...
“This is a fairy-tale engagement ring. The sapphire is remarkable, an incredible colour! I love the shape of the old-cut diamonds, the setting is beautifully made.”
- Sammy, Founder
Place of Origin:
Sapphire 1.60ct (7mm x 6.4mm x 4mm)
Diamonds approx. 1.00cts total (H colour / VS/SI clarity on average)
Height 6mm / Front 14mm x 16.5mm (including diamond shoulders)
18ct Gold & Platinum
Manufacture Date & Period:
1900-1915 / Edwardian
Condition & Wear:
Very good / Minor wear commensurate with age
UK O / US 7.25 (complimentary re-size available)
This ring can easily be re-sized