Summer in the City

Vintage ring with first class natural yellow sapphire & diamonds, circa 1985

We are pleased to present a beautiful ring in yellow gold with a delicate diamond setting. A magnificent, faceted sapphire shines in its centre. But wait - a sapphire? Aren't sapphires blue? Yes - and no. Because they come in many colours! The sapphire can show itself in numerous other colours besides the well-known blue. Red sapphires are called rubies and green sapphires can also be found on the market. Rarely, sapphires also show a radiant yellow. The fine sapphire in this ring is sunny yellow and weighs 4.48 ct. The precious stone is surrounded by an entourage of fine diamonds set on intersecting bands of waves, giving the ring a wonderful dynamism. The ring itself is forged from yellow gold, which gives the jewel a summery touch.

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 colour palette of this high-quality gemstone includes not only blue, but colourless, 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.

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.