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Aglow - Art Deco 14K White Gold Ceylon Sapphire & Diamond Filigree Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from 14K white gold, hallmarked 14K. Featuring a natural round cut Ceylon sapphire, 2 natural round brilliant cut diamonds, Art Deco styling and quality gold-work. The expertly claw set glowing sapphire in this ring has the most beautiful vibrant blue colour, with violet hue. The precious sapphire is flanked by a marquise setting adorning with a diamond on each side. The ring exhibits embossed 'Forget Me Knot' flowers and a sea of fine filigree work. The shoulders display delicate engravings. This exquisite ring would make a perfect gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Appraisal included with the ring. Appraisal does not reflect the antiquity value of the ring.
Comments: Sri Lanka, known as Ceylon prior to 1972, is the origin of the oldest sapphire mines in the world. According to historical accounts, Ceylon was already known for sapphires by the 2nd century A.D. and there was an active international's trade in Ceylon gems by the 4th and 5th century.
Historically, the most famous sources for blue sapphire are Burma, Kashmir and Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Ceylon sapphire has been valued for its vivid colour , that tends towards a lighter and brighter blue than the dark blue sapphires from Australia and Thailand.
Measurements: Face of Ring 16.00 mm x 9.00 mm
Stone Size: Sapphire .52 carat Diamond .04 carats
Weight: 2.10 grams
Ring Size: 5 1/2
Date: Circa 1920