Nyár a Balatonnál

Vintage gold ring with untreated sapphire & diamonds, circa 1970

A large, sky-blue sapphire in a high cabochon cut forms the showpiece of a hand-forged gold and diamond ring from the 1970s. With most sapphires that are offered in the trade today, man has helped a little to make them even more beautiful jewels than nature was able to - because only very few sapphires have a sufficient jewelry quality without a post-treatment. Thus sapphires are often burned, because the heating intensifies the natural color of the stones. However, sapphires are incomparably more precious if they naturally possess the sought-after color spectrum that is coveted and sought after all over the world. Such an untreated stone with a considerable carat weight can be seen here in this ring. The sky blue sapphire from Ceylon has a weight of about thirteen carats and shows itself in the color of a summer sky. An openwork yellow gold setting holds the blue stone and is set with a total of 22 diamonds in various historical cuts. Over one carat of diamonds give this fine ring its rich appearance and the sapphire almost looks like the precious roof of a pavilion above openwork foliage of gold and diamonds. It reminds us of carefree summer days in the open air, and indeed the ring has spent some time of its life at Lake Balaton - it bears an old Hungarian import mark on the outside of its ring band. We have sent the ring to a renowned laboratory in Idar-Oberstein to make sure that it is an untreated sapphire. The certificate will be delivered together with the ring. Lose yourself in the play of colours of this first-class jewel, which came to us from Lake Constance. Created in the 1970s, this ring lets the mind wander....

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. The most famous sapphires in the world come from Kashmir, where only a few sapphires are mined today. 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: Sapphires from Sri Lanka, for example, shine in a rather lighter, sky-blue tone.

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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.