I have to admit to you that while I am an antique jewelry fanatic, as I'm sure you can tell, I do sometimes delight in my delicious gemmy auction finds! This one I really, really love. I bought it months ago and I admit that I have been enjoying it myself, and why not? I needed it to wear to the Royal Wedding after all (or at least the party at my Cricket Club!). One of the perks of the job, dear readers!
This one is beautifully handmade with fantastic delicate mill grain work all around it. The cobalt blue oval cut sapphire hovers above a plain of diamonds. Made around 1980, the stones are set into 18 karat white gold and the crown is wonderfully detailed with an open scroll work pattern to allow light to play under and all around the diamonds to the most fantastic effect. The sapphire measured carefully in the mounting comes up as 8.25 mm x 5.75 mm x 3.25 mm or approximately 1.25 carats. The diamonds add sparkle upon sparkle upon sparkle!
Engagement ring, wedding ring, anniversary ring, right hand ring, because-I'm-fabulous-and-I-deserve-it ring. This ring would be perfect for any and all, from The French Laundry in Yountville to the french fries at Ruby's Diner, from flip-flops to Ferragamos, this is your ring!
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