A late Victorian beauty! The color of the sapphire is riveting. I wear this ring almost everyday and anyone who sees it gasps, "Is that a sapphire?" It is lavender, the most glorious shade of violet you've ever seen.
Pictures 4, 5 and 6 show the color more accurately. Some of the pictures look too blue, it was difficult to photograph.
The sapphire has fantastic clarity, eye clean with a loupe, and a beautiful oval cut, 4.25 carats, a huge solitaire! Natural and untreated. It is surrounded by 14, very white diamonds, old European cut, approximately .9 cts total weight. That's a total gem weight of 5.15 cts!! WOW!!
The stones are set in platinum, the band is yellow gold and I had it stamped 14K when it was sized for me. The face of the ring is 17mm north to south and 14.5mm east to west. The ring shows minimal vintage wear. It is presently a size 6 1/4 and can be sized.
The diamonds are well matched for such an old ring, the Victorians didn't really care about that. One of the diamonds is not polished, purposely, so that it would match in size. Mentioned for accuracy, can't be seen without magnification and not considered a flaw. The ring has been cleaned and polished, all the stones are secure and the prongs do not catch.
It will be shipped registered mail, fully insured, international shipping may not be possible, please inquire. Because of the value of the ring, pay pal may not be available.
It IS the antique engagement ring of the century!! Princess Di & Princess Kate!!
Feel free to ask questions. This is a breathtaking ring and pictures do not capture this jaw dropping beauty. Comes with a GIA Certificate.
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