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 glamour. 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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