Edwardian Yellow Sapphire Ring – Ceylon Origin

Edwardian Yellow Sapphire Ring – Ceylon Origin


Stunning edwardian yellow sapphire ring, probably dating from around 1905, featuring an entirely natural, untreated (no heat) yellow Ceylon sapphire, queenly sized at 10.97 carat, framed by a halo of 14 colorless sapphires (total weight approx. 2.00 carat).

Yellow Sapphire: - 10.97 carat - Cushion cut - Measures 13.7 x 10.3 x 8.6 mm - Origin: Ceylon (see GCS certificate) - Treatments: no treatments / no heat (see GCS certificate) - Clarity: one clearly visible inclusion (see photos) – otherwise very clean - Color: yellow; depending on the light, sometimes more "light-lemonish", sometimes more "rich-buttercream" (for a detailed description, please get in touch, we are happy to describe it as good as we can)

Colorless Sapphires: - 14 pieces - Old European cut - Total carat weight: approx. 2.0 carat

Comes with a gem report issued by the reputable GCS laboratory (London, UK) stating that the center sapphire is of Ceylon origin and free of any treatments (NTE).

The ring shank is crafted from 9 carat (375, see picture of the later stamp) gold, the setting of the gems is made of 14 carat (585) gold (not stamped) – a combination of metals not unusual for the assumed period of manufacture. Both metals have been tested for authenticity in our atelier.

We are not entirely sure about the country of origin of this jewel, but see some strong evidence: on the outside of the shank the ring bears a “shamrock“ hallmark (see picture), used as an import mark for the city of Dublin (Ireland) between 1904–1906. Honestly, we do not know enough reference pieces with this hallmark to guarantee for the date and origin, but as it seems, the ring has been imported from another country – perhaps England – to Ireland in the aforementioned years.

There is some very slight wear to the sapphire and some traces of wear to the small colorless sapphires, but only to an extent that one might expect from a piece of jewelry more than 100 years old. All gems sit securely in their settings – every single prong has been carefully checked by our goldsmith.

Currently approx. size 8 1/4 (US) / 57.5 (EU). Can be sized up and down a few steps, perhaps even quite a few – please inquire, our Swiss master goldsmith will take care of it.

Will do great as an extraordinary engagement ring (you know, Jenny McCarthy already has one...) or simply as a well deserved gift to yourself.

Free third party insurance appraisal upon request.

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