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Lion’s Share: Star Sapphire Lion Ring


A star sapphire cut en cabochon boasts a color not likely to be seen often. A gorgeous lilac hue is stupendous in a cabochon of an estimated 12.8 carats. Truly a one-of-a kind setting sets this personal adornment apart from the masses.

One side depicts a realistically modeled and detailed relief image of a male lion and the other that of a female lion. Both of these magnificent royals of the jungle appear to be roaring as though protecting the gem as they would a litter. The male has placed a paw upon the sapphire as a signal of ownership. At the back of the shank their tails cross in unity and affiliation. This ring of 14k yellow gold was originally designed for a man but looks terrific on the hand of a woman.

Date: Circa 1965.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: 5/8 of an inch (1.4 cm) in length north to south on the hand and rises 3/8 of an inch (1.0 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 16.4 grams (10.5 dwt).

Ring Size: US 11 (UK V-1/2; Euro or Int. Circum. 64.6 mm; Int. Dia. 20.6 mm; Japan 23). If sized, the ring will lose a bit of pattern at the back. Ring sizing information.

Hallmarks: 14k.

Condition: Excellent; star sapphire has a few minute nicks visible with magnification.

Origin: American.

Note: Gemstone weight is approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual if removed. All metals are acid tested.

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