Offering a huge 18ct star sapphire* and diamond ring from the 1920's. These rings were called cocktail rings and the 1920's were the height of showy rings at the cocktail hour. Of course, these days a ring of this magnitude is worn whenever the mood hits! The condition of the ring is very good. The star sapphire is set in 4 prongs with bead set diamonds on the sides. The ring is trademarked Granat Bros** on the inside of the band as well as 900 PLAT 100 IRID.*** The appraisal states that the sapphire is a medium blue grey with a strong star. The sapphire is quite beautiful with a well-centered star. The attending diamonds are brilliant cut and single cut. Please refer to the appraisal in the final pic for more info regarding the info about the sapphire and diamonds. All very good ratings mentioned on the appraisal. This ring would crossover to make a wonderful engagement ring.
My multi light fluorescent light kit for photography would not pick up the star in the sapphire, see frame#2 and #4 (ring on model's hand). A single light source will give a better indication of the very evident star as in the thumbnail shot.
The weight of the ring is a very sturdy 11.30 grams. The star sapphire is an 18.05 carat. Unbelievably beautiful piece of jewelry! The best representation of the star-sapphire's color is the thumbnail shot.
There are no repairs to this star sapphire ring and there is no need for repair.
I also make available a Lay Away program to help you purchase this ring. You can utilize the lay away with 1/3 down and 4 equal monthly payments. I prefer Pay Pal for this program.
I ship fully insured and pack very carefully.
*A star sapphire is a type of sapphire that exhibits a star-like phenomenon known as asterism. Star sapphires contain intersecting needle-like inclusions following the underlying crystal structure that causes the appearance of a six-rayed "star"-shaped pattern when viewed with a single overhead light source. The inclusion is often the mineral rutile, a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide.
**Granat Bros started as a jewelry manufacturer and repair shop and opened its doors in Stockton in 1905. Ten years later, Joseph and Leo Granat relocated their wholesale operations to San Francisco, maintaining an emphasis on wedding and engagement rings. By the time another 10 years had passed, the brothers were well on their way to becoming legends in the wedding and engagement ring industry.
***Iridium is a very dense white metal of the platinum group. It is very corrosion resistant.