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Glamorous Cluster Ring With Sapphires & Diamonds In White Gold, ca. 1970


€ 7,690.00 *
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Unit price €7,690.00 / piece
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Glamorous Cluster Ring With Sapphires & Diamonds In White Gold, ca. 1970
Glamorous Cluster Ring With Sapphires & Diamonds In White Gold, ca. 1970
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This exquisite white gold ring exudes the optimistic spirit of the years around 1970. It presents a stunning gemstone setting arranged in the typical design language of the decade. In the realm of jewellery design, expressive arrangements with jaggedly expressive lines were popular, as we see here. Diamonds were popular as always, but they were increasingly combined with coloured stones such as rubies or, in this case, deep blue sapphires. As a cluster ring typical of the time, this piece of jewellery features an ensemble of white diamonds and sapphires on its stepped rising ring face, which seems to be scattered randomly. The sapphires are designed in an elongated navette cut, providing the radiant appearance that characterizes many jewellery pieces of this period. The gemstones are held in place by period-typical lobes, the ends of which are rounded like spheres, adding further sparkle to the ring. The interplay of quality sapphires, more than one carat of brilliant-cut diamonds and high-carat white gold creates a piece of jewellery that exemplifies the dynamic design language of the time. Similar jewellery can also be found in David Bennet and Daniela Mascetti: Understanding Jewellery, Woodbridge 2010, on page 414.
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The sapphire is a truly royal stone. Even more often than the ruby, it adorns the crowns in the monarchies of Europe: the English state crown sparkles in the light of 18 beautiful stones, and that of the Bohemian king Wenceslas has just as many. And yet it shares many properties with the ruby, because for the mineralogist both stones belong to the group of corundum. The most famous sapphires in the world come from Kashmir, where today, however, only a few sapphires are mined. Kashmir sapphires show a powerful cornflower blue and have a so-called "sleepy", slightly milky character. Sapphires from other sites show different shades of blue: stones from Mianmar, which can also reach the highest qualities, tend more towards an ultramarine. Sapphires from Sri Lanka shine in a rather lighter, sky-blue tone. Sapphires from both locales tend to show stronger inclusions. It should not be forgotten, however, that sapphires can be more than just blue! Because like the ruby, the sapphire belongs to the corundum group. Since in mineralogy all corundums except the red ruby are called sapphire, yellow, green and orange sapphires are encountered in addition to the blue varieties. These stones, if they have an outstanding quality in color and freedom from inclusions, also fetch high prices in the trade. The pink to orange variety of sapphire is especially sought after: These stones come exclusively from Sir Lanka and are known as Padparadscha. Today, however, the color of stones from other regions is often altered by technical treatment and then also sold as padparadscha. In popular belief, the sapphire is considered the stone of truth, fidelity, prudence and reason. Accordingly, the Doge of Venice wore such a mild, blue stone as a sign of his fidelity and marriage to the sea, set in gold. And Queen Elizabeth I of England also believed that her sapphire could protect her against slander and cunning.
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Glamorous Cluster Ring With Sapphires & Diamonds In White Gold, ca. 1970
Star White & Midnight Blue
€ 7,690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Unit price €7,690.00 / piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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