Pink Star

Wonderful Entourage Ring with Star Sapphire & Diamonds, ca. 1880/1970


€ 4,190.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €4,190.00 / piece
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Wonderful Entourage Ring with Star Sapphire & Diamonds, ca. 1880/1970
Wonderful Entourage Ring with Star Sapphire & Diamonds, ca. 1880/1970
Description
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When one thinks of sapphires, the first thing that comes to mind is blue gemstones. However, the range of colours that genuine sapphires have to offer is far greater. Sapphires can come in almost every colour of the rainbow. Sapphires with expressive colours are especially sought after, which is why the beautiful, intensely pink sapphire in this ring particularly delights us. This precious ring with its 19th century ring face features a wonderful natural star sapphire in its center. The gemstone, shaped as a high cabochon, shows in ideal, i.e., directed light incidence, an inner glow that seems to wander over the body of the sapphire. This effect, known as "asterism", is caused by inclusions of the mineral rutile, whose needle-shaped crystals refract the light in this special way. A wreath of ten sparkling old European cut diamonds with a total weight of about 1.26 carats surrounds the sapphire. With their white colour contrasting with the sapphire, they bring out the pink of the coloured stone particularly well. They are set in side-closed settings, typical of the ring's time of origin, which gives the ring face a compact appearance. The ring face is forged from silver, the ring band apparently renewed once in the 1970s, it is made of white gold. The whole ring is also fully rhodium plated. As a result, it now shines in a flawless, bright and uniform white. An independent certificate has confirmed the quality of the materials. This is all the more important because star sapphires are often sold as synthetic stones. Here, however, is a natural stone.
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Asterism (from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) = "star"), also called light star or star shine, is understood in mineralogy and gemmology as star-shaped light reflections in crystals. The special light reflections are produced by fine crystal fibers or needles, which are embedded in the host crystal in question and meet at one point when ideally distributed. The more evenly the needles are arranged, the more harmonious and beautiful the light star appears. Depending on the crystal system and class of the mineral in question, 4-, 6-, 12- and 24-rayed stars occur. In the case of rose quartz, circular asterism can also occur. Asterism shows up preferentially with sapphire and ruby, the varieties "star sapphire" and "star ruby" have therefore also been named after this effect. The asterism is particularly emphasized by the corresponding cut (cabochon cut).
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Wonderful Entourage Ring with Star Sapphire & Diamonds, ca. 1880/1970
Pink Star
€ 4,190.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €4,190.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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