Sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1900. The square setting of this ring is set with hand-cut cushion-shaped diamonds surrounding a square step-cut sapphire, its geometric facets showcasing its beautifully saturated deep blue. The borders are dotted using the 'millegrain' technique, which jewellers developed at the turn of the 20th century in order to soften the metallic sheen of the new platinum settings. As this ring shows, when combined with the brilliance of the diamonds, the effect is a soft white shimmer – the perfect counterbalance to the cool blues of the central stone. With its scalloped edges and its overall delicateness of design, this is a supremely elegant choice for an engagement ring.
Place of Origin:
Royal Blue Sapphire approx. 0.70ct
Accompanied by GCS certificate report stating that the sapphire is of Basaltic origin, with no indications of heat treatment.
Diamonds approx. 0.30cts total
Height 3mm / Front Head 10mm x 10mm / 14mm (including diamond shoulders)
Manufacture Date & Period:
1900 -1915 / Edwardian
Condition & Wear:
Very good / Minor wear commensurate with age
UK Q / US 8 (complimentary re-size available)
This ring can easily be re-sized