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Ceylon Dream - Vintage 9K Gold Natural Ceylon Sapphire & Diamond Ring.  This gorgeous ring is crafted from 9K yellow and white gold, hallmarked 375 (British Hallmark for 9K) a makers mark R&C. and a Birmingham assay.  Featuring one natural oval cut faceted Ceylon sapphire, 6 natural single cut diamonds, classic styling, and high quality craftsmanship. This Vintage beauty has a classic style, showcasing a stunning Ceylon blue sapphire, displaying a violet/blue hue. The precious sapphire is flanked by sparkling diamonds in a fantastic open-worked gallery. The shoulders are tapered , and the shank is polished and smooth, which allows for a comfortable fit, and easy sizing.  This Vintage ring is unique and a real standout,  truly a perfect engagement ring, gift, or addition to any fine jewelry collection.

Note: Appraisal included with the ring.  

Comments:  Stunning ring! Amazing beautiful natural 'Blue Ceylon' sapphire.  Gorgeous design. 

History: Sapphires - The celestial blue color of this gemstone symbolized heaven and attracted divine favor and wise judgment. Greeks wore sapphire for guidance when seeking answers from the oracle. Buddhists believed that it brought spiritual enlightenment, and Hindus used it during worship.

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.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

Although the origin of white color gold dates back to 1710, where it was discovered by two alchemists in Germany, it wasn't used widely until much later. White gold as we know it today was really popularised in the 1920s. Although it might seem strange, this luxury material came to popularity in wartime.


Measurements: Face of the Ring 19.00 mm x 9.00 mm

Stone Size: Sapphire 2.35 carats.     Diamond .05 carats 

Weight: 2.38 grams 

Ring Size: 9 3/4

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England, Birmingham

Date: Circa 1970

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