Sweet jewel

Vintage ring with 6.30 ct Ceylon sapphire & antique diamonds, circa 1965

The cluster ring, or entourage ring, was the quintessential fine jewellery piece of the 1960s. Its design strives to maximise the impact of the single, precious coloured gemstone in its middle, juxtaposing it against a halo of fine diamonds. The settings and the ring band remain subtle, allowing the gemstones to take centre place. The vintage ring at hand dates to circa 1965 and perfectly embodies the above aesthetics. An intense blue 'no heat' sapphire is set into its middle, cut in the so-called sugarloaf cabochon style. This striking cut allows the gemstone to rise far above its surroundings, putting maximum emphasis on its play of colour. Depending on the source and direction of light, the sapphire gleams in cornflower and royal blue hues with some lighter reflexes as well, all the while maintaining a beautiful transparency. The 6.36 ct natural, untreated sapphire rests embedded in a frame of twelve diamonds. These diamonds showcase the old European cut typical of the years around 1900, suggesting that they originate from an older piece, likely an heirloom whose gemstones have been reset into this newer mid-century jewel. Two further marquise cut diamonds rest on the ring shoulders. Contrasting against these diamonds, the sapphire showcases its particular intensity and vibrancy of colour. We were able to discover this jewel in Zurich, Switzerland. Two independent gemological reports have been made on the rare untreated sapphire (origin: Sri Lanka) resp. the entirety of the gemstones. Both certificates will be delivered with the ring.

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.


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.