Victorian Sapphire and Diamond 5 stone ring.
If you're looking for an eye catching, Antique, Sapphire and Diamond ring, this one fits the bill. The Diamonds are nice and bright and the Sapphires are of a nice, sleepy Royal Blue. These Sapphires remind me of the Old Mine Kashmir colour with their slightly velvety look. This is a nice quality ring that's in very good condition and it even has a little hand engraved detail on the shoulders.
Ring Size: UK Size P, US Size 7.75 (almost 8).
Diamond Weight and Cut: Approximately 0.60 cts total (estimated). Old Cut.
Sapphire Weight and Cut: Approximately 0.50 cts for the centre (calculated) and approximately 0.17 cts each for the outer (calculated) giving a total 0.84 cts. Antique Cushion and Round cut.
The Sapphires have a few abrasions to the facet edges (see pictures) but are otherwise OK. The Diamonds are typical Old Cuts following a few rules of cutting, but with plenty of improvisation. They are of Approximately G-H colour and in the SI clarity range. There are a few natural Diamond crystal faces on the girdle and underneath the stones. I found these quite fascinating under the microscope.
The setting measures approximately 19 mm x 6.5 mm at the widest points. The setting stands approximately 4 mm high off the finger. The shank/band is approximately 4 mm wide at the shoulders tapering to 2 mm at the back.
Gross Weight: 4.40 g
Marks/Metal: There is no hallmark present only a very faint stamped 18ct mark, but the metal has been tested to confirm this.
Condition: Other than the wear to the Sapphires and a little wear to the rest of the ring, it's in excellent condition for its age.
Sizing: It is possible to size this, but please ask first, so we can make sure it's possible and what cost/timescale may be involved.
All vintage items have been worn and loved before they find their next owner, so they should always be worn or used with a little more care than a brand new piece. Some minor scratches are normal. All vintage pieces I sell have been thoroughly cleaned and lightly polished when required. If repairs are needed before it's offered for sale, they are completed sympathetically.
The Diamond gradings in this listing are my own opinion and not backed up by a Diamond Grading report. These gradings are based on many years’ experience dealing in Diamonds and Gemstones along side the training I have received and qualifications I hold (such as GIA’s Diamond Diploma). These opinions are offered as honestly as possible. Unless otherwise stated, the gradings are assessed whilst the stones are mounted. This can cause restrictions in what is possible to see.
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