charming early 20th century ring glows with two round cornflower
blue synthetic sapphires in mixed cut
sapphire, in an eight-prong setting. They are surrounded by a double halo of a
total of 29 prong set, rose cut diamonds.
18 kt rose gold and finished with a graceful scrolled side gallery
ring side: US 5, FR 49, IT 6. The
ring features an internal spring to adjust the fit
head measures 18 x
colored gemstone carat weight: 0.30 ca
Diamond Carat Weight: 2.0 ct ca
but tested for metal content
Back in the
day, due to their uniformity of color and flawless clarity, synthetic sapphires
were considered a modern improvement over their natural counterparts, their
differences discernible only with a microscope. synthetic colored gemstones
were widely used in the 1950s and 1960s but their introduction into jewellery
was earlier. The first lab-grown sapphires were commercially produced in the
1890s, and were considered a novelty though much of the early 20th century.
They were very frequently used in fine jewellery, without the stigma that a
synthetic stone might have today.
Condition: slight wear to the setting, no
oxidation, micro scratches on the gold parts, gemstones may show natural
abrasions ring is round with no dents