Victorian 18kt Star Sapphire & Rose Cut Diamond Ring
A beautiful and unusual star sapphire ring from the Early Victorian (ca1850) era! Made of 18kt rose and yellow gold, this lovely piece holds a beautiful cabochon star sapphire in the center. When turned in the light, its iridescent flashes reveal a natural 6-rayed star at the center of the stone, which appears as though lit from within. The star-shaped center is stronger in person, but is not as noticeable in the images due to the difficulty to capture its iridescence in a photograph. Surrounding the star sapphire is a smooth rose gold border accented with a halo of sparkling Rose Cut diamonds. The diamonds rest within the surface and are accented by delicately etched tips to create a subtle, petal-like design. The gallery and band of the ring are crafted in vibrant yellow gold, which compliments the periwinkle blue color of the sapphire perfectly! The inside of the shank is hallmarked and stamped "750." An enchanting Early Victorian ring, it makes a wonderful statement when worn and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 6.75, but could easily be resized up or down if desired. The circular ring face has a 1/2" diameter, and the star sapphire measures approximately 8mm in size.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is very good. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting, and the star sapphire and diamonds are all intact. There is a natural patina on the surface of the gold setting, which is normal for an Early Victorian era piece and adds depth to the design.