Ad astra

Vintage white gold sapphire earrings & necklace, Ceylon circa 1970

"Per aspera ad astra" - Even Senaca knew that the path to the stars is not an easy one. But how wonderfully the light of the firmament shines when the hardships are overcome! This necklace proves the reward of painstakingly finding rare gemstones, cutting them and setting them in hard metal. A light glow, like that of the stars, in the form of an enchanting necklace and a pair of earrings. The combination of sky blue and bright white is a true classic in the field of jewelry. The two colours increase their effect quite considerably: they seem to glow and shine even more intensely. This vintage set also draws its beauty from this combination. Set in white gold, we see ten sky-blue sapphires surrounded by white rock crystals, reminiscent of the view of a summer sky. Elegant connecting elements made of white gold, which look like lengths of fabric, add further light reflections. The earrings are designed as practical earwires. However, our goldsmith is also happy to attach stud earrings. The necklace is closed by an S-hook. All parts are in very good condition and were probably made around 1970 in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka.

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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.