Midnight Blue

Exceptionally beautiful sapphire ring with diamonds, Los Angeles circa 2010

Today, really good craftsmen are hard to find in many areas. Technical progress has caused many old craft techniques to be forgotten and high hourly wages are the enemies of time-consuming work. We are therefore all the more pleased with this ring, which was created in a small workshop in Los Angeles over the last few years and which shows that even today pieces of jewellery can be made with the precision of a machine and still be created purely by hand. The ring is made of solid platinum and features a set of sixty diamonds and a dark blue sapphire in its center. The slightly domed ring head is articulated with small shadow gaps and hand-engraved millegrafts add sparkle to the surface. Delicate engravings adorn the ring rail on the sides and on the ring shoulders. The sleepy blue sapphire sparkles in its layered bezel setting and has a calming effect. This fine platinum ring from Los Angeles is a piece that no collection of select jewelry should be without. With its richly colored center stone and exquisite craftsmanship, it's also an ideal engagement ring for a lady who loves good craftsmanship!

The sapphire is a truly royal stone. Even more frequently than the ruby, it adorns the crowns of 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 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 tend to shine in a lighter, sky-blue tone. Sapphires from both locations tend to show stronger inclusions.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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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.

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