Antique Victorian, 18ct Gold, Natural Colour-Change Sapphire and Pink Sapphire Ring

SKU: ARB-272


Pink and blue sapphire ring. Sapphires are celebrated for their enormous range of beautiful colours, shown off to great effect by this charming and unusual ring. The central sapphire, weighing approximately 5.1 carats, is a pale, silvery blue in daylight, and a light pastel violet in incandescent, artificial light. This phenomenon is known as ‘colour change’, and is only found in sapphires with a trace element of chromium, which can respond dramatically to variations in the colour of the light from different light sources. The dreamy hue of this central stone is offset by the ingenious use of pink sapphires as shoulder stones and a scrolled mount in warm yellow gold dated to 1886, creating a ring full of tonal harmonies, with the colour palette of a summer meadow.

Accompanied by GCS report no. 80265-77, stating that the central sapphire weighing approximately 5.1 carats and the pink sapphires weighing a total of approximately 2.2 carats are natural, with no indications of heat treatment.


Place Of Origin

United Kingdom

Stone Type

Sapphire: Approx. 7.30 carats total

Centre Sapphire: 5.1 carats total

Side Gemstones: 2.2 carats total

Accompanied by GCS report no. 80265-77; stating that each sapphire is natural, with no indications of heat treatment

Stone Dimensions

Centre Sapphire: 9.6mm x 9.3mm x 6.2mm


Side Gemstones:

1.    Pink Sapphire: 6.3mm x 5.9mm x 3.2mm

2.    Pink Sapphire: 6.4mm x 5.5mm x 3.3mm

Height of setting: 6.7mm
Width of setting at front: 20mm x 10mm

Metal Type

18ct yellow gold


‘18ct’… dated ‘1886’

Date Of Manufacture

1860 - 1880

Period Of Manufacture



Very good

Signs Of Wear

Minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK L / US 5.75 (complimentary re-size available)


 6.3 grams (gross)


Can a ring be re-sized?

Yes, the majority of our rings can be re-sized; unless stated in the item description. Simply add your required size in the notes section at checkout, and we'll take care of the rest!

What is my ring size?

Once you’ve set your heart on the perfect ring, if you're unsure of your ring size -please consult our sizing guide, or contact us for an easy solution to gauge your ring size.

How long does re-sizing take?

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suitable payment method and plan. We do not charge interest for installment payments.

Does the ring come with a certificate?

While most of our rings are accompanied with a gemological certificate, it is possible to provide a certificate to rings which don’t already have a certificate. There is
an additional charge for this. All of rings are checked and examined by a professional gemologist before they reach the website.

Do you ship items internationally?

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How long will it take for the ring to arrive?

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