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Timeless - Vintage 14K Gold Sapphire & diamond Ring. This classic ring is crafted from 14K yellow and white gold, hallmarked 14K. Featuring a natural oval cut faceted sapphire, 4 natural single cut diamonds, classic stying and quality craftsmanship. The gallery is set with a beautiful dark blue sapphire, flanked by 4 sparkling diamonds. The shoulders are substantial and slightly tapered, leading down to a sturdy polished and smooth shank, which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. This Vintage beauty would make a perfect engagement ring, anniversary ring or gift for that special someone in your life.
Diamonds: 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.
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.
Measurements: Face of the Ring 10.00 mm x 8.00 mm
Stone Size: Sapphire: .80 carat Diamond .015 carat
Weight: 3.00 grams
Ring Size: 5 1/2
Date: Circa 1970