Retro 4.85 Carat Natural Ceylon Sapphire & 1.68 Carat Diamond Ring, circa 1955
An extraordinary natural sapphire and diamond ring. The natural and unheated Ceylon sapphire is a lively, light cornflower blue and sits at the centre of the most wonderfully flamboyant cluster. Six large rubover set round brilliant cut diamonds “float” at the edges, with a further six smaller brilliant cuts between them. A finely carved scrolling under-gallery leads to a tapering rose gold shank. Arresting and bold.
Accompanied by a sapphire report from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory stating the sapphire shows no indication of heating, and is Sri Lankan (Ceylon) in origin.
Cut – Oval cut sapphire and round brilliant cut diamonds.
Colour – The diamonds are G to H.
Clarity – The sapphire is eye clean. The diamonds are SI1 to SI2; all are clean to the naked eye.
Carat – The sapphire is a known 4.85 carat. The total approximate diamond weight is 1.68 carat.
Circa – 1955.
Size – L 1/2 (UK) or 5 7/8 (US). Complimentary sizing is available, can go up or down.
Measurements – The sapphire is 10.9 x 6.8mm. The head of the ring is 25.75 x 20.9mm and sits 7.5mm from the finger.
Metal – Stamped 18K – 18k rose and white gold – and tests as such.