A French Belle Epoque pink sapphire and diamond ring set in platinum. The classic cluster ring centers on an oval Ceylon pink sapphire weighing 3.87 carats, surrounded by 11 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.32 carats. French control mark. American Gemological Laboratory certificate # CS 64359 stating that the center stone is natural corundum pink sapphire from Ceylon; low temperature heating. Provenance: Lucie Bigelow Rosen
An American Art Deco platinum ring with diamonds and sapphires. The ring has a center old European-cut diamond with an approximate weight of .50 carat flanked by 4 calibre cut sapphires, and a round-cut sapphire with an approximate weight of .57 carat flanked by 4 single cut diamonds. The ring is made as a double gypsy ring with the diamonds and sapphires in a ''ying-yang'' motif of positive-negative color.
An English Antique 15 karat gold/silver top ring with sapphire and diamonds. The ring centers on a no heat oval-cut sapphire with an approximate weight of .95 carat, 14 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.40 carats, and 19 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .19 carat. Designed in a classic oval cluster motif.
A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum ring with diamonds and turquoise by Cartier. The asymmetrical bombé form centers 46 cabochon turquoises edged by gadrooned gold wiretwist and round brilliant-cut diamond shoulders pavé-set with 52 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.70 carats, completed by a ribbed shank. Circa 1956.A similar ring set with faceted sapphires is pictured in Amazing Cartier, Jewelry Design Since 1937, by Nadine Coleno, Flammarion Publishers, 2008, page 165.Often worn two or three to a hand, these bold, luxurious and colorful "cocktail" rings were the perfect expression of women''s post-World War II war social and expressive freedom. Under the direction of Jeanne Toussaint, the eternally stylish creative director, Cartier produced a variety of these at once playful and sensual jewels.
An Art Deco platinum ring with diamonds and sapphires. The ring has a center oval diamond with an approximate weight of .80 carat, I/J color, VS clarity and 60 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats, and 12 calibre-cut sapphires. The ring is designed in a classic Art Deco plaque motif.
Dimensions: Ring size 5-3/4; this ring can be sized.
An estate platinum ring with a natural Ceylon sapphire and diamonds. The ring has a step-cut, no-heat sapphire weighing approximately 7.14 carats of Sri Lankan (Ceylon) origin. The platinum mount is set with 2 half moon diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.75 carat, G/H color, VS/SI clarity. Gemological Institute of America Certificate # 5171545750 stating Sri Lanka origin, no indications of heating. Lotus Report 8651-1092.
An American Art Nouveau 18 karat gold, enamel, sapphire and diamond ring by Marcus & Co. The ring has a cushion-cut blue sapphire with an approximate weight of 8.65 carats, and 27 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carat. The blue sapphire is most likely of Ceylon origin with no heat treatment evident. The center stone is held in place with gold tendrils that flow throughout the ring in extravagant Art Nouveau motifs. The multi-generational New York firm of Marcus & Co was founded by an ambitious young German immigrant who had trained at a prominent Dresden court jeweler. In 1892, after working with Charles Lewis Tiffany, Hermann Marcus and his sons William and George together set up a business that soon became a glittering New York society institution renowned not only for its superb diamonds, colored stones and pearls, but also its instantly recognizable, original design style. The firm produced great jewels in the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts sensibility, with George, the artist/designer, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse and exotic as the contemporary French masters, the Moghuls and Maharajahs, the garland style of the Ancien Regime, and the genius of Renaissance goldsmiths. George''s distinctive, confident hand was always discernible in Marcus creations. Working as a team with George, his brother William was a gem and pearl conn
oisseur who travelled the world hunting fine gem material, including purchasing the entire production of never-before-seen black opal in Lightning Ridge Australia in 1908. Marcus exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, and their work won prizes at the prestigious Society of Arts & Crafts of Boston. Plique-a-jour enamel was an art in which Marcus & Co. excelled, creating jewels with unprecedented three-dimensional depth in this medium. The firm and family were well-known for their charitable activities and promotion of young jewelers such as Raymond Yard.
An estate platinum cluster ring with blue sapphire and diamond. The ring has an oval blue sapphire weighing 5.08 carats, and 50 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.02 carats with a G-H color and VS clarity. The ring is composed of two diamond set rings surrounding the center sapphire. Gemological Institute of America Certificate #119003864859 stating that the sapphire is from Ceylon and displays no indications of heating.
Dimensions: Ring size 6-1/4; this ring can be sized.
An Art Deco platinum-set diamond and sapphire ring. The ring prominently features a cabochon untreated Ceylon sapphire of 15.36 carats that has an AGL certificate. Twenty-two round diamonds and 2 beautiful baguettes accent the shank in an architectural Deco style arrangement on either side of the stunning sapphire. The diamonds have the approximate total weight of .40 carat. Size 7. AGL certificate 1094663. Its depth of color, rarity and hardness have made sapphires among the most sought-after and highly celebrated stones in both modern and ancient history. The religious rulers of ancient Persia believed the sky was painted blue via a reflection of the highly-prized sapphire stone, while ancient Western lore holds that the ten commandments were first written as carvings into a sapphire rough. The Catholic church adopted the sapphire as the ecclesiastical stone of choice in the 12th Century, and royalty from King Solomon to Prince Charles have employed the stone in the making of rings of great significance. The Sinhalese of Sri Lanka, where this particular stone originates, believed sapphires had talismanic properties. A sapphire stone was given by the Sinhalese people to the British explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, who carried it with him until his death, and famously accredited much of his good fortune to the stone''s supposed power.
An Art Deco citrine and sapphire ring by Boucheron Paris. This handsome, architecturally striking ring features a center rectangularly-cut and warmly-colored citrine in an 18 karat gold bezel setting, flanked by two raised shoulders of sapphires and rectangular-cut citrines. The ring has a total of 9.8 carats of citrine, while the 12 calibre cut sapphire total 1.2 carat. It can be considered a fine example of the famed design strength and fine workmanship of the house of Boucheron.
A Retro 18 karat gold ring with sapphires. The bombé ring has 5 old European-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of .80 carat. The sapphires are gypsy-set in the centers of the 5 convex tapered scallops.
A Mid-20th Century platinum, diamond and blue sapphire moi et toi ring. The classic crossover ring has a round-cut diamond with an approximate weight of .75 carat, H/I color, VS clarity, and a rectangular-cut sapphire with an approximate weight of 1.35 carats. American Gemological Laboratory Certificate #CS 64002 stating that the sapphire is from Burma and is not treated.
A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold, sapphire, ruby and diamond "Bagatelle" ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, New York. The bombé form features a ruby, sapphire and diamond "Hawaii" floral motif: 6 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of .66 carat, 13 round-cut rubies of approximately 1.40 carats, and 9 round-cut diamonds of approximately 1.15 carats. Dating from the 1950s, this chic ring represents the spirit of post-war rejuvenation and easy glamor. Sometimes worn two to a hand, these bold, domed rings expressed the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. The bombé form, topped with playful beads, is scattered with richly colored, gemmy flowers, combining organic appeal with a sculptural quality. The ring''s volume is perfectly distributed and sits balanced on the hand.
An Art Deco platinum ring with blue sapphire and diamonds The ring centers on a cushion-cut blue sapphire with an approximate total weight of 1.98 carats. This untreated sapphire is from Montana, the Uogo Gulch mines. It is flanked by 2 pear-shape diamonds that have an approximate weight of 1.25 carat each. The delicate open work setting is enhanced with round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .60 carats. With an American Gemological Laboratory certificate #1099449.
An American 18 karat white gold ring with sapphire and diamonds. The ring centers on an unheated oval-cut Ceylon blue sapphire with an approximate total weight of 5.25 carats, surrounded by 30 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.28 carats. Accompanied by American Gemological Laboratory report #1093621 stating Ceylon origin, with no evidence of heat treatment.
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