Changes - Vintage 14K Gold Synthetic Color Change Sapphire Ornate Ring (VR859)

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Changes - Vintage 14K Gold Synthetic Color Change Sapphire Ornate Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K. The ring features one synthetic oval faceted color change sapphire, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this ring showcases a beautiful color change sapphire, displaying a color change of purple to blue. The unique gemstone is expertly claw-set with an exquisite intricate surround. The bottom of the gallery has open-work, and an open back, which makes for easy cleaning. The shank is smooth and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit, and easy sizing. This vintage ring is unique and looks wonderful when worn. Truly a perfect addition to your jewelry box...which you will find yourself reaching for time and time again. 

History: Synthetic color-change sapphires are fascinating because their strong color-change effect caused by high levels of vanadium overwhelms what most natural sapphires can exhibit. Quite often, you will be able to see both warm purple and cool violetish-blue colors strongly expressed at the same time.

Some color change sapphires will have only a slight visual change, while others have incredible 100% change of color. This means that the stronger the percentage of the color change, the more expensive the sapphire. Large sizes with strong color change can be especially valuable and demand very high prices.

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 19.00 mm x 15.50 mm 

Stone: Synthetic Color Change Sapphire 6.50 carats 

Weight: 4.50 grams 

Ring Size: 6

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America

Date: Circa 1960

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