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Birks Extraordinaire - Victorian 14K Platinum Colour Change Sapphire.  This stunning ring is crafted from 14K and platinum, hallmarked 585 and tested.  There is a wonderful old Birks hallmark inside the circumference of the ring. Featuring a natural oval cut faceted colour change (untreated sapphire), 10 natural Old European cut diamonds, Victorian styling and quality gold and platinum work.  The colour of this vibrant sapphire varies from a pinkish purple to a bluish violet colour depending on different light intensities.  The expertly claw set sapphire is housed by a coronet gallery and surrounded by bright , white sparkling diamonds. The coronet gallery is unusual in the fact that it is crafted from 14K gold and platinum, a detail which adds even more beauty to the setting. The band is slightly tapered, polished, smooth and dainty, however still substantial and comfortable to wear. This  rare heirloom Victorian era ring would make a perfect engagement ring, gift, or addition to any fine jewelry collection.

Note: Birks group traces its origins to the opening by Harry Birks of a small jewelry shop in Montreal in 1879. In December 1934 Birks opened its first store in Vancouver.  In 1954 , the first Canadian shopping centre opened in Dorval and Birks is the first to open a jewelry store within a shopping centre. 

Note: Appraisal included with the ring. 


Measurements: Face of Ring 12.5 mm x 12mm 

Stone Size: Sapphire 1.50 Carat    Diamonds .60 carat 

Weight: 3.50 grams 

Ring Size: 6

Condition: Excellent     Note: Claws have been retipped by a master goldsmith so that the precious gemstones are secure. 

Origin: Canada, Montreal        Provenance: America , Washington : Purchased from a private collection. 

Date: Circa 1900

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