Sapphires are not always blue

Elegant yellow sapphire with diamonds in white gold ring, around 1970

While blue is the colour we think of when we hear of sapphires, this precious gemstone can take on a multitude of colours. Like the ruby, it is a variety of the mineral corundum – but all colours other than the intensely red rubies are classified sapphires. Amongst the fancy coloured sapphires, the vibrantly yellow one is rare. A bright yellow sapphire of 3,80 ct, vivid in shade, is the central point of this classic entourage ring. It is completely natural and untreated – meaning that other than many other sapphires on the modern market, it hasn’t been heat-treated and as such is not only rare, but far more valuable. This has also been certified by a renowned, independent gemological institute. The ring which presents this precious sapphire dates to the 1970s and presents the yellow stone amidst an entourage of white diamonds, all in beautifully white colour and internally flawless or with only tiny inclusions. The use of subtle white gold further serves to bring out the quality of brightness of the gemstones. A rare opportunity for lovers of coloured gemstones, and a beautiful addition to any collection of fine vintage jewellery!

The term sapphire is derived from the Greek word "sappheiros" and actually means "blue stone". Just like the less common ruby, sapphire is one of the two varieties of the mineral corundum. While in the past only blue corundum was called sapphire, we now know that the natural color palette of this high-quality gemstone includes not only blue, but colorless, yellow, orange, pink, violet, brown and green specimens, as well as several mixed colors. Only the red corundum are called rubies. Particularly radiant colors that the sapphire can produce other than blue are sought after because of their rarity and reach top prices at international auctions.

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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.