Mid Century 10.87 Carat Natural Ceylon Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Ring, circa 1965
A show-stopping vintage sapphire and diamond ring. The centre stone – graded by SSEF Basel as unheated and originating from Ceylon – displays a striking and richly saturated blue. The sapphire is secured by four 18k yellow gold split claws and is surrounded by twelve round brilliant and two baguette cut diamonds in a wired gallery. Triple wire shoulders lead to a slim, grooved white gold shank. A serious, and seriously lovely, piece of jewellery.
Accompanied by a Gemstone report from the Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) stating the sapphire shows no indications of heating, and is Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in origin. Report No. 99837
Cut – Oval cut sapphire with round brilliant and baguette cut sapphires.
Colour – The diamonds are G to H. There is paler area in the sapphire due to natural colour zoning.
Clarity – The diamonds are VS2 to SI2; all are clean to the naked eye.
Carat – The sapphire is 10.87 carat. The total approximate diamond weight is 1.65 carat.
Circa – 1965.
Size – Q (UK) or 8 (US). Complimentary sizing is available, can go up or down.
Measurements – The sapphire is 11.93 x 11.12mm. The head of the ring is 18.45 x 17.55mm sits 10.9mm from the finger.
Metal – 18k gold. French hallmarks.