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Antique red gold ring with five sapphire cabochons, Germany circa 1900

The cabochon (French for "nail head") is one of the oldest cuts of gemstones. Round or oval in shape, the cut is characterized by a curved top and a smooth bottom. The shape of the cabochon brings out the color of the gemstones particularly well. This is also the case with the five dark blue sapphires that adorn this antique ring made of reddish gold. The deep blue stones appear velvety soft in a simple row and are considered gemstones of faithful love in the language of gemstones. The ring came to us deprived of its stones. In our goldsmith's workshop, therefore, the five sapphires were inserted into the turn-of-the-century ring. Now, thanks to its practical design without claws, the ring can once again be worn on a daily basis; its supple shape makes it an uncomplicated companion. The ring came to us here in Berlin.

For many people, the sapphire is the most beautiful of all gemstones. The most coveted specimens come from the mountains of Kashmir and are characterized by an amazingly intense color called cornflower blue. However, the stone, which like the ruby is a variety of the mineral corundum, also comes in a variety of other colors.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.