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Blue Royale - Vintage Retro Platinum Sapphire & Diamond Ring. This stunning ring is crafted from platinum, faded hallmark, tested and confirmed. Featuring a natural faceted sapphire, 6 natural round brilliant diamonds, 2 natural baguette diamonds, Vintage styling and quality gold-work. The focal point of this ring is the beautiful royal blue sapphire, with a violet /blue hue. The precious sapphire is surrounded by a gentle curved gallery of sparkling diamonds. This style of ring is known as a ballerina ring. The shoulders are split raised style , leading down to a smooth and polished shank, which allows for a comfortable fit. This Vintage era piece would make a unique engagement ring, gift or addition to any fine jewelry. Just gorgeous!
Note: Appraisal included with ring. Fine royal blue colour on sapphire.
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.
Although the modern history of platinum only begins in the 18th century, platinum has been found in objects dating from 700 BC, in particular the famous Casket of Thebes (see image). ... The Spanish called this metal Platina, a diminutive of Plata, the Spanish word for silver.
Measurement: Face of Ring 12.00 mm x 9.00 mm
Stone Size: Sapphire .95 carat Diamonds .20 carats
Weight: 5.13 grams
Ring Size: 7
Origin: Europe Provenance: America
Date: Circa 1960