Prima ballerina

VIntage ballerina ring with sapphire & diamonds, probably USA, 1980s

In the 1960s, a new form of the classic entourage ring appeared, that is, the ring shape in which a large central stone is framed by a ring of diamonds. These new rings were called ballerina rings because the surrounding diamonds were not round cut brilliant cut diamonds, but baguette cut diamonds. In their two-dimensional arrangement, they were reminiscent of the folds of a fanned-out tutu seen from above: as if one were looking out of an opera box at the ballerinas, as Degas liked to paint them, for example in the painting "L'Étoile" from 1878. Such a ring, which was probably made in the United States, we also have here. On an airy setting of gold bars sits a halo of trapezoidal diamonds, dynamically staggered in height. The diamonds used here are of exquisite quality with very beautiful clarity and shine in brilliant white. The focal point of the ring, however, is a quality sapphire weighing about 1.55 carats, whose deep blue color is subtly graded by the facets. The sapphire is a natural gemstone: this is not a matter of course, because for more than a century the so-called Verneuil syntheses have also been produced, artificial rubies that are created in the laboratory. However, the fact that this sapphire was created naturally is also proven by an independent laboratory finding. In the midst of the playful and elegant ballerina setting, the blue gemstone is shown off to its best advantage.

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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.