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Edwardian 7.32ct Cornflower Sapphire Solitaire Ring

$3,950.00

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Edwardian 7.32ct Cornflower Sapphire Solitaire Ring

$3,950.00


Description

DATE: Edwardian, c.1910

A remarkable antique solitaire ring set with a beautiful 7.32 carat native cut sapphire with vivid cornflower blue colour. The stone is "lab-grown", meaning it's the same mineral as naturally occurring sapphire (corundum) but was literally created by a human in a laboratory without help from the forces of nature. Like the invention of paste gemstones 200 years earlier, lab-grown sapphires could (and did) command higher prices than their naturally formed 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. The stone rests in eight platinum-tipped (for strength) split claws with open gallery to let in light and elegant trifurcated shoulders. Crafted in 18 karat gold, it dates from the early 20th century, circa 1910.

STONES 

Mixed faceted "lab-grown" blue sapphire, corundum, 7.32 carats (calculated)

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 13.2 x 12.5mm

Rise off finger: 6.5mm

Width of band: 1.8mm

WEIGHT 

3.6g

MARKS 

Stamped 18ct (partially rubbed)

CONDITION 

Very good, light wear commensurate with age

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