Art Deco, American, Rare Teal Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring

SKU: ARB-441

£5,750

Sapphires have been treasured for millennia, and deposits in Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar) and Kashmir are usually thought of as the most famous deposits. However, another deposit, in Yogo Gulch in Montana, USA, caused a considerable stir at the end of the 19th century, yielding superb and distinctive sapphires of its own. The deposits had been discovered as early as the 1860s, as a byproduct of the ‘gold rush’ that swept the region, but yields were small and went virtually unnoticed as the prospectors focussed their attentions solely on gold. In 1895, the prospector Ed ‘Sapphire’ Collins started to wonder if these small blue stones might actually be worth something. He sent a parcel to Tiffany’s famous pioneering gemologist, George Frederick Kunz, who promptly purchased the lot, declaring that they were ‘sapphires of unusual quality’. With this endorsement, a new sapphire rush began, and Montana sapphires suddenly shot to fame. Montana sapphires are set apart from other sapphires primarily by their range of attractive colours, the most famous of which is demonstrated here: an unusual, striking greenish-blue, not found in other sapphires. They also tend to be of more even colour than other sapphires, which are prone to patchy colour ‘zoning’ within the stone. These qualities combined to create gems of surpassing charm, and with Kunz’s endorsement they captured the imagination of Tiffany & Co., who championed them in their all-American jewels of the early 20th century. Montana sapphires also tend to be very small, and are most commonly below 1 carat, which means that this 2.40 carat blue-green gem is something of a rarity. Set in a simple cluster of circular-cut diamonds to a yellow gold band, this is a sapphire and diamond cluster with a story to tell.





 Why I love it...

 

“ This sapphire is electric! I’ve never seen a colour like this in a sapphire; it’s a mixture of vibrant teal and sage hues - totally mesmerising.

 

- Sammy, Founder



Place of Origin:
United States of America

Stone Type:
Diamonds
(approx. 0.7cts total / approx. G/H colour / VS clarity on average)
& Sapphire (2.4cts calculated)
Accompanied by GCS report no. 81294-50, stating that the sapphire is of Montana (U.S.A) origin, with no indications of heat treatment.

Setting Dimensions:
Sapphire 7mm x 7.3mm x 5.6mm / Height 6mm / Front 12mm x 12mm

Metal Type:
18ct Yellow Gold (marked '18K')

Manufacture Date & Period:
1915-1925 / Art Deco

Condition & Wear:
Very good / Minor wear commensurate with age

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

Weight:
3.98g (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?

Please allow an additional 5 to 10 working days to the delivery time. If you require your order for a particular date, please get in touch as soon as possible and we will do our very best to accommodate.

Can I purchase a ring and later return to be re-sized?

Yes, we will do our very best to help you every step of the way. There is no additional charge for this but the buyer is responsible for return postage and insurance upon return.

Can I pay in installments/layaway?

Yes, we are happy to spread over a few months. Please contact us directly to discuss a
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?

Yes, we provide free international express shipping on all online orders. Local taxes
and duties may apply. However, we currently do not ship to the following territories: Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lithuania, North Korea, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Russia, Singapore and UAE. You can read our shipping page for more information.

How long will it take for the ring to arrive?

For UK orders, orders are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 1-2 business days for your order to arrive. For orders from all other countries, orders are shipped via FedEx or DHL, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 4-5 business days for your order to arrive. Local taxes and duties may apply. You can read our shipping page for more information.

Where are you based, and do you have a shop I can visit?

We are based in London, England, and, for the time being, we are exclusively an online retailer.

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