A sparkling antique ring c.1900. The centre of the ring holds a bright cornflower blue sapphire in a desirable antique cushion cut. The sapphire was heavily abraded when it first came to us but has been lovingly re-polished to bring out its lively blue tones. The re-polishing was done with the upmost care, following the original faceting pattern of the antique stone so none of its history has been lost.
Accenting the beautiful blue sapphire are two chunky French cut diamonds. The old mined cut stones fashioned so as to follow the natural growth pattern of the diamond, resulting in a squarish outline that we adore. The ring is finished with four further diamonds surrounding the sapphire, one thought to be a replacement.
The stones are all held in an ornate 18ct yellow gold setting, quintessential of the late Victorian to Edwardian period. Interestingly there are some holes to the shank which we can’t quite decide if they are a design feature or used to hold gemstones, and as such we have left the piece as originally found, but could possibly set more gemstones here if you so required.
Cornflower Cushion Cut Sapphire Ring
Stone: Sapphire and diamond
Sapphire Carat: 0.40ct approx. (5mm x 4.5mm)
Diamond Cut: French cut/ Old Cut
Diamond Carat: 0.32ct approx. (3.2mm – 1mm)
Metal: 18ct gold, tested
Ring Size: K (US 5 1/8)
Please add the size you require as a note at checkout.
We offer a ring re-sizing service by our antique specialist for a small fee, starting at £40.
Most of our rings can be resized, but if they can’t we will stipulate this in the description.
As a rule we will only alter a ring by three UK sizes. If you would like to size a ring more than three UK sizes (either up or down) please contact us on a case by case basis and we will try and accommodate you as best as possible.
We do not offer refunds on altered pieces, so please make sure you love your new piece before you purchase.
Sizing takes approximately 1-2 weeks.