Delicate vintage Entourage ring with sapphire & diamonds, England 1960s
Even more than other gemstones, sapphires enjoyed great popularity at the turn of the century: "The jewellery with Ceylon sapphires, which is currently very much favoured by fashion, is of truly enchanting splendour," was the comment in the ladies' journal of the Bazar in 1896 (Der Bazar. Illustrirte Damen-Zeitung, 42nd volume 1896, no. 26, p. 321). Little did they know at the time that the combination of sapphire and diamond was no mere fad, but would remain timeless to this day and continue to be varied many times in the 20th century. The sapphire here is a rich blue color, but now and then it reveals slightly petrol-colored reflections that are reflected back from the facets. Like all natural gemstones, this sapphire is a unique piece with its own unique hue and beautiful transparency, ideally accentuated by the hand-applied oval facet cut. A wreath of 8/8 diamonds totaling about 0.15 ct in white gold further enhances its color. The yellow gold rail adds a slight warmth to the cool colour combination of the gemstones. However, the choice of sapphire as the centerpiece of the diamond wreath is not purely due to fashion. Gemstones are used to convey hidden messages: The blue sapphire has always been regarded as a sign of truth and fidelity. This ring is also suitable as a love gift or engagement ring and represents a promise in jewel form. We discovered it in Hamburg.
Did you know that sapphires can be more than just blue? Because like the ruby, the sapphire belongs to the group of corundum. Since in mineralogy all corundums except the red ruby are called sapphires, yellow, green and orange sapphires are encountered in addition to the blue varieties. These stones, if they have an outstanding color quality and are free of inclusions, also fetch high prices in the trade.
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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.