Antique Sapphire Diamond Cluster Ring
18ct Gold Sapphire & Old Cut Diamond 1930s Ring
This antique sapphire cluster ring is gorgeous
Set to the centre with a beautiful cushion cut velvety blue synthetic sapphire
It is bordered by an openwork zig-zag frame that is surrounded by fabulous rose cut diamonds
The stones are collet set in a platinum edged with pretty millegrain detail
They are set above an attractive 18ct gold corbeille
Synthetic sapphires were extensively used during the Art Deco period from when this ring dates to
This fabulous ring sits so comfortable on the finger and looks simply stunning
- Synthetic sapphire 10mm x 8mm circa 3.5 carat
- 16 x 2mm rose cut diamond weight is about 1/2 carat.
- Colour H/I Clarity VSI.
- The head measures 15.5mm x 17.5mm
- It stands 5 mm proud of the shank.
- It weighs 4.5 grams
- Tests 18ct gold & platinum
- This ring dates to 1920s / 1930s
- It is size UK O1/4 USA 7 1/2 It would easily re size
- It is in excellent original condition
- our ref: 20140
Notes: Synthetic sapphires were created by a French chemist Auguste Verneuill in 1909. Synthetic sapphire have the same chemical properties as a natural sapphire.They have equal hardness and density and look the same as natural sapphires but without any flaws.
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Corundum Corundum is an oxide of aluminium which has two distinct varieties – ruby and sapphire. Ruby is only found in pinks and reds. Sapphire is found in all other colours.
The finest sapphires were mined in Kashmir region of India and are a very pretty velvety blue. These Kashmir minds are now exhausted, so antique stone are prized not just for beautiful colour but also for their rarity. Burmese sapphires are now also rare and also expensive, Burmese sapphires are a deeper richer blue than the Kashmir stones