Antique Purple Sapphire & Diamond Ring
Timeless and classic Edwardian style is on parade in the crafting of this yellow and white gold ring. Although we typically associate the sapphire with the traditional blue color, this gem displays a panorama of hues as diverse as yellow, pink, white and, as in this cluster ring, purple.
Bursting forth with a glorious lavender lilac color, the approximately 1.75 carat purple sapphire is the centerpiece of a regal table set with ten (10) fiery white old mine cut diamonds all set into a mounting of white gold.
Each of the shimmering faceted oval shaped diamonds has great refraction and and is between approximately .10 to .15 carats with a color range of G – H and clarity of VS1 – SI. The total estimated diamond weight is 1.25 carats. The yellow gold shoulders are bifurcated and form modified fleur-de-lys motifs which conclude into a seamlessly smooth band of 18k yellow gold.
The hue of the sapphire is on the lighter side of our photographs and is closest in color to the first photo. We may every effort to photograph colored gems accurately. Nonetheless, each computer monitor interprets colors differently; consequently there may be a slight color variation between the gem in the photo and the actual color of the stone.
Condition: Excellent; one minute nick on side of shank.
Hallmarks: stamped “18 CT” for 18k gold.
Measurements: 5/8 of an inch (1.6 cm) by more than ½ of an inch (1.3 cm) and rises more than ¼ of an inch (0.8 cm) off the finger. Has a weight of 5.7 grams. Currently a size US 6-1/4 (British L-1/2 to M; Euro 16.50 - 16.75, 52.5 mm). The ring can be sized up or down to fit most.
Date & Origin: Circa 1910 and English in origin.
Note: All diamond and gemstone weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.