Antique, Edwardian, 18ct Gold, Natural ‘Cornflower’ Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring
Sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1900. This beautiful sapphire and diamond cluster is claw-set with an untreated Sri Lankan sapphire of beautiful limpidity and a lovely sky blue tone. Unusually, it is surrounded by rose-cut diamonds, which reflect the light beautifully from their angled top facets, and were possibly taken from an even earlier jewel. The unusual use of rose diamonds and the attractiveness of the sapphire’s colour make this a slightly different take on the classic sapphire and diamond cluster, perfect for an antique engagement ring.
French import assay mark for 18 carat gold (owl)
PLACE OF ORIGIN
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
18 carat yellow gold
Sapphire: approximately 9.2 x 6.8 x 4.0mm, weighing approximately 2.50 carats, accompanied by GCS report no. 80240-93, stating that the sapphire is of Sri Lankan (Ceylon) origin, with no indications of heat treatment.
Diamond: total carat weight approximately 0.50 carats
Excellent, minor evidence of resizing to shank.
Very light wear consistent with age and use.
Setting: 12 x 15mm
Height of setting: 7mm
Gross weight 5 grams