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Star of Wonder - Vintage Platinum Star Sapphire & Diamond Ring. This magnificent ring is crafted from platinum, hallmarked Pt 900 for platinum. Featuring a natural oval cut cabochon star sapphire, 6 natural tapered baguettes, 4 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 plum colour, with a Lavender / violet hue and a well formed star. The sapphire is enhanced by bright, white sparkling diamonds. The gallery on this ring is exquisite and finely crafted , showcasing delicate lacy detail. 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. A rare find indeed.
Note: Appraisal included with the ring.
Star sapphires have a long and fascinating history of being highly coveted and prized as very special and unique gemstones. Their special feature called asterism, a natural phenomenon, lends an added mystical element, and many throughout time have felt a special connection to these precious stones (1). This wonderful example is a very unusual and beautiful purple colour.
Measurements: Face of Ring 17mm x 13mm
Stone Size: Sapphire 8.00 carat Diamonds .35 carat
Weight: 8.10 grams
Ring Size: 6
Condition: Excellent Note: This sapphire has a beautiful centered well formed star.
Origin: Europe Provenance: Saudi Arabia, Medina
Date: Circa 1960
1. https://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/education/sapphire-colors-varieties/star-sapphires/ [edited]