From the UK, this delightful summery 14kt white gold 1960's "Ballerina" style natural sapphire & diamond ring is sure to bring a smile to your face and a glimmer to your hand!
Set with a central round-cut blue sapphire, as well as both baguette & round-cut diamonds, this beauty has the classic regal & tall flair of the 1960's. Sitting about 7.25mm above the finger, the gallery allows for maximum light to enter beneath all those diamonds, creating a bright sparkle upon your finger. The sapphire measures approximately 5.45mm round, with an estimated depth of 3.70mm, totaling per calculation about 0.85ct (unable to gauge exact weight due to setting). While under our highly magnified pictures some light abrasions are present, to the naked eye, it is difficult to see them, and in no way do they mar the appearance of the gem. In bright lighting the color appears as a lively royal blue, while naturally seeming darker in low-lighting as all sapphire does.
Immediately below the sapphire in a halo-style setting are 12 tightly set round single-cut diamonds. On average these dazzlers measure approximately 1.30mm each, totaling 0.12ct. Extending outward from those diamonds in a 'ballerina' style display are additional round single-cut and baguette cut diamonds. The 8 round cuts are slightly larger than the halo-set diamonds, measuring about 1.60mm, or 0.02ct each, for 0.16ct in weight. The 8 baguettes average 1.35mm x 2.30mm, totaling about 0.22ct. Combined, all the diamonds total 0.50ct, with beautiful eye clean VS-Si clarity, and white G-H color.
Stamped with '585' (14kt) and an 'S' in diamond-shaped cartouche, while there are no further markings to be found, this beauty dates to the early 1960's. It is unusual to find British pieces without further hallmarks, however, we have seen several and can only go by the possible date-letter (S) as a guide to age.
Currently a larger size 8 1/2 - 9, the shank will be a very easy sizing job for any professional goldsmith.
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