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Ceylon No-Heat Sapphire and Diamond Ring


This substantial cabochon blue sapphire and diamond ring is a beautiful example of Art Deco opulence. Elegantly proportioned and reminiscent of architectural splendor, the graceful gem is flanked by delicate openwork shoulders enhanced by round- and baguette-cut diamonds that provide radiant accompaniment for the sapphire, set in platinum. A distillation of Ceylon blue, this ring offers one of nature’s most beautiful statements of pure color on the hand.


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Item #: R-19220
Circa: 1930s
Size: 6 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information)
Materials: Cabochon blue Ceylon sapphire (weighing 15.36 carats); 24 Round- and baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.75 carats); Platinum
Documentation: Accompanied by certificate #1094663 by the American Gemological Laboratory (AGL) stating that the sapphire is of Ceylon/Sri Lanka origin, with no indications of heating

Its depth of color, rarity, and hardness have made sapphires among the most sought-after and highly celebrated stones in both modern and ancient history. The Sinhalese of Sri Lanka, where this particular stone originates, believed sapphires had talismanic properties. A sapphire stone was given by the Sinhalese people to the British explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, who carried it with him until his death, and famously accredited much of his good fortune to the stone's supposed power.