Royal connotations

Impressive white gold ring with sapphire and diamonds, circa 1980


€ 10,390.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Impressive white gold ring with sapphire and diamonds, circa 1980
Impressive white gold ring with sapphire and diamonds, circa 1980
Description
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The year is 1981, February 24th to be precise, a Tuesday. Lady Diana chooses an engagement ring from the court jeweler Garrard & Co: It was made of sapphire, diamonds and white gold. Since then, the blue sapphire version has been the undisputed classic among the entourage rings. However, the blue sapphire already had royal connotations before that. In the Middle Ages, kings and bishops wore it in the belief that it warded off trickery and deceit. It was probably from this association as a stone of truth that the meaning as a stone of fidelity developed in the jewelry language of the 19th century: After all, the English phrase "to be true to someone" means to be sincere and loyal to someone. Here we have such a classic. Just like the legendary ring that now adorns the hand of Catherine, Princess of Wales, our ring holds natural, dark blue sapphire in a frame of large diamonds. Eight restrained prongs make the dark blue stone appear to float. A total of twelve diamonds with a total weight of approx. 2.70 ct are set all around. The dark blue sapphire weighs approx. 3.83 ct. A simple white gold rail joins the sides of the large ring face. We discovered this ring in very good condition in Hanover and were very impressed by its quality. The impressive piece of jewelry comes with a detailed appraisal from Idar-Oberstein.
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Impressive white gold ring with sapphire and diamonds, circa 1980
Royal connotations
€ 10,390.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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