Ceylon Skies - Vintage Platinum Ceylon Sapphire GIA (No Heat) Diamond Ballerina Ring (VR530)

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Ceylon Skies  - Vintage Platinum Ceylon Sapphire GIA (No Heat) & Diamond Ballerina Ring. This magnificent ring is crafted from platinum, hallmarked Pt 900 for platinum.  Featuring a natural oval fancy cut (no heat treated) sapphire, 4 natural tapered baguettes, 18 natural round brilliant cut diamonds, Art Deco Revival styling and quality custom workmanship. The expertly claw-set sapphire takes centre stage in this ring, displaying a beautiful Ceylon cornflower blue colour, with a violet hue.  The sapphire is enhanced by bright, white sparkling diamonds. The gallery on this ring is exquisite and finely crafted. There are two levels to this ring, the first is set with the incredible sapphire and the second houses the diamonds which enhance the sapphire beautifully. The setting of the sapphire starts with a protective platinum bezel and claws, this allows the true beauty of the sapphire to show.  The shoulders  display a lovely split detail, leading down to a substantial smooth and polished shank.  This Vintage Art Deco Revival piece would make a very unique engagement, anniversary ring, or wonderful addition to any fine jewelry collection.

Note: Appraisal included with this ring.  Gem Identification Report included from GIA. Report # 6214623714.  Original GIA papers will accompany the ring. 

The majority of natural gemstones on the market have some form of treatment. This precious sapphire is completely natural ( No heat treatment) a rare find. 

Ballerina cluster rings are a fanciful and distinctive style of cluster. Inspired by the shape of a ballerina's tutu, the cluster of diamonds simulates the flowing movement of the ballerina dancing, creating a dramatic swirling effect on the finger.

The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.

In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. ... During the Middle Ages, the clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolize Heaven, and ordinary folks thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.

The metal was used by pre-Columbian Indians but platinum was "rediscovered" in South America by Ulloa in 1735 and by Wood in 1741. In 1822 plenty of platinum was discovered in the Ural Mountains in Russia. alchemy is an ancient pursuit concerned with, for instance, the transformation of other metals into gold).

 

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Stone Size: Sapphire 3.20 carat    Diamonds .62 carat

Weight: 8.07 grams

Ring Size: 7 1/2

Condition: Excellent

Origin: Europe   Provenance: America 

Date: Circa 1960 

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