Victorian Natural Color Changing Sapphire + Diamond Cluster Ring 1.50ctw
A rare and exquisite gemstone ring from the Victorian era (ca1880)! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, this handmade piece features a faceted sapphire at the center of an old Rose Cut diamond border. The oval cut sapphire weighs approximately 1.50ct and has no indications of heat treatment. What makes the natural sapphire stone so extraordinary is its remarkable color changing properties. The specific shade of the sapphire changes noticeably when viewed under varying forms of light. In daylight, the color has a lovely blue color common to most sapphires. However, when viewed under fluorescent light, the color changes dramatically to a strong shade of purple that closely resembles an amethyst. This gives an almost magical quality to the stone, which is breathtaking in either shade! The delicate Rose Cut diamonds that comprise the border provide a wonderful sparkle, the perfect compliment to the colorful gemstone. Completing the design are pillar-style shoulders that extend to a smooth and simple shank. An outstanding piece, the ring would look stunning worn on special occasions, or could make an exceptional gemstone engagement ring!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size of 6.5 but could be easily resized. The sapphire and diamond centerpiece measures 1/2" tall, 3/8" wide, and rests approximately 1/4" above the finger when worn. The band measures 2mm wide at the back.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. The sapphire and Rose Cut diamonds are intact and securely set. There is a natural patina on the surface of the gold setting, which is a normal characteristic of antique jewelry.