European, early 1900s
Edwardian 14ct Gold, Diamond & Sapphire Five Stone Ring
* This ring comes with a complimentary independent insurance valuation for $7,150. *
A spectacular antique European ring from the early 1900s.
What a knockout! Claw set with 3 Old European-cut diamonds totalling an impressive 1.08 carats and spaced by 2 round-cut sapphires totalling 0.90 carats, this eye-catching ring packs a punch.
The diamonds are bright white, eye clean and very sparkly! The natural sapphires are well matched for colour, both a lovely deep royal blue with very slight green overtones – Australian sapphires! (see notes below).
Crafted from 14ct yellow gold with a lovely rosy hue, the ring is in marvellous condition with a nice sturdy band.
It would be a magnificent antique engagement ring, or a fabulous dress ring for a very lucky woman.
Note: A large proportion of the world’s gem-quality blue sapphire since the late 1800s has been sourced from Australian mines in the north east of the country. Much of our earliest mined sapphire was exported to Europe for use in high-quality jewellery there, including jewellery made for European royalty! Australian sapphire is typically dark royal blue in colour, often tinged with green overtones due to the high iron content.