Sapphire Skies

Splendid sapphire bracelet in warm shining gold, around 1940

This wonderful bracelet speaks the formal language of late Art Deco, when gold and warm tones were once again in demand after years of preference for shimmering white platinum. No fewer than five individual sapphires are set in warm 14-carat gold. Oval connecting elements, some of which are decorated with engraved leaf vines, make them into a bracelet. The bracelet's color scheme is reminiscent of a warm summer day in August. The sky is blue, the view sweeps over lush golden fields. It is precisely the perfectly natural, pale blue color of the sapphires that underscores this illusion of gazing at the sky. The special quality of the untreated sapphires has also been confirmed by an independent gemmological laboratory. The corresponding certificate of appraisal, shown here, is of course supplied with the bracelet. The very well crafted bracelet from the years around 1940 is excellently preserved and a stylish piece of jewellery that is a wonderful eye-catcher with its enchanting colours and beautiful shape.

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.

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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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