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Art Deco Sapphire Solitaire Ring

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Art Deco Sapphire Solitaire Ring

$1,100.00


Description

DATE: Art Deco, c.1920

A striking Art Deco period solitaire ring set with the most vibrant cushion cut blue sapphire. The stone rests in an 18k gold ring mount, held in place by four double claws. The sapphire is “lab-grown” meaning it’s the same mineral as naturally occurring sapphire – corundum – but was created in a laboratory, which partially accounts for its spectacular colour and lack of internal inclusions. By the 1920s, the process of growing sapphires and rubies had been more-or-less perfected, meaning almost any shape, size, or colour could be “made to order”. Like the invention of paste gemstones 200 years earlier, lab-grown sapphires could (and did) command higher prices than their naturally occurring counterparts. In part because they were still really expensive to make, and in part because, once again, they represented, through technology, man’s ability to replicate one of Nature’s most prized creations. It was all very Modern, so fitted in perfectly with the cultural and societal movements of the early 20th century.

STONES

1.2ct Cushion Cut Sapphire (Lab-Grown)

MEASUREMENTS

Head: 8.3 x 7.5mm

Width of band: 2.4mm

WEIGHT

2.8g                                 

MARKS

Stamped 18ct gold

CONDITION

Very good, with fine antique patina

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