Midnight Sky - Vintage 14K White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Ring (VR753)
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Midnight Sky - Vintage 14K White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from 14K white gold, hallmarked 14K, and RT. Featuring one natural oval cut faceted sapphire, 12 lab created round brilliant diamonds, 8 single cut diamonds classic styling, and quality craftsmanship. The expertly claw-set sapphire is dark blue in colour, displaying a violet /blue hue. The sapphire is adorned by a sparkling diamond surround, which is enhanced with even more sparkling diamonds on the shoulders of the ring. The shoulders also feature an attractive split shank, which leads down to a polished and smooth shank, which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. This vintage ring is classic in style, and looks stunning when worn. Truly a piece to be enjoyed for many years to come.
Note: It is recommended that this ring be insured for $1500.00 cd (Tax Excluded)
History: 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.
Lab Grown Diamonds are just as real as diamonds that are mined from the earth. They have shape, size, color and clarity grades, just like Natural Diamonds. Both Natural and Lab Grown Diamonds have the same physical and chemical properties and both come with diamond certifications.
Most diamonds were formed between 1 billion and 3 billion years ago at a time when our planet was hotter than it is today. Lab-grown diamonds are also created using extreme pressure and heat, but inside a machine rather than the bowels of the Earth.
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 15.50 mm x 15.30 mm
Stone size: Sapphire 2.50 carats Diamonds: .39 carats Clarity SI 1 -SI 2 Colour G-H Note: All gemstones and metal purity has been tested by a graduate gemologist.
Weight: 4.52 grams
Ring size: 7 1/2
Date: Circa 1990