ANTIQUE GEORGIAN CEYLON SAPPHIRE AND ROSE CUT DIAMOND RING
This exceptional antique piece dates back to the Georgian design period (1714-1840). This design period is quite lengthy as it encompasses the rule of five British monarchies. This Georgian piece is 18K gold and sterling silver. During this time period the use of sterling silver in fine jewelry was quite common; as platinum and white gold would not come into widespread use until the very late Victorian to early Edwardian design periods. This antique ring features 18 certified (AGL) Ceylon sapphire accents along the outside and 20 very rough rose cut diamonds along the inside. The ring features eight additional rose cut diamonds along the shank. A rose cut diamond is a very primitive diamond cut and is a cut probably most often seen in Georgian pieces. These particular rose cuts feature three facets and are meant to resemble a tightly furled rosebud. The center stone is a Ceylon sapphire measuring approximately 2.50 carats and has been Certified by American Gemological Laboratories. The center sapphire is an oval cut and is certified (AGL) untreated. Ceylon sapphires come from the country now know as Sri Lanka. This region has been known for producing premium sapphires for hundreds of years. This piece features exceptional hand engravings along the gallery, shank, and bezel. This ring is currently a size 6 & 1/2 and includes a Prestige Report from American Gemological Laboratories.