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Art Deco, 18ct Gold, Sri Lanka Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring


£9,500
Product SKU: ARB-453

Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring. Sri Lanka is known as ‘the isle of gems’ for its huge variety of mineral deposits, but there’s no stone it’s more famous for than blue sapphires. With their soft, slightly violet ‘cornflower’ blues, Sri Lankan sapphires (often still referred to as ‘Ceylon’ stones) have been traded and prized around the world for thousands of years, finding their way into everything from Roman cameos to medieval reliquaries. In the middle ages, the blue of sapphires gave them a strong association with heaven and the Virgin Mary, and so were a popular choice for ecclesiastical jewels. This heavenly blue unheated Sri Lankan sapphire weighs just short of five carats, and is encircled by a border of early 20th century single-cut diamonds in a millegrain border. A truly classic cluster ring - Princess Diana would approve.



This ring is exceptional in every way. The sapphire is a beautiful cornflower blue hue; completely natural from Sri Lanka. The setting is high quality and the attention to detail is amazing!




Place Of Origin

Purchased in France

Stone Type

Sapphire: 4.7 carat (calculated)

Accompanied by GCS report no. 81293-61, stating that the sapphire is of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) origin, with no indications of heat treatment.

Diamonds: Approx. 0.50 carats total

Stone Dimensions

Sapphire: 10.5mm x 8.2mm x 5.5mm

Height of setting: 6.7mm
Width of setting at front: 12.7mm x 15.4mm

Metal Type

18 carat gold

Date Of Manufacture

1915 - 1925

Period Of Manufacture

Art Deco

Condition

Very good

Signs Of Wear

Minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK N / US 6.5 (complimentary re-size available)

Weight

4.27 grams (gross)