18ct Gold Art Deco Ring Yellow - Orange Padparadscha Sapphire Rare Gemstone Size M (Code A450)
An Art Deco style single stone ring set with a rare yellow-orange padparadscha sapphire, the stone is probably from Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka). The ring has a plain band which has a deep impressed mark, this is illegible however it tests as 18 carat gold. The shoulders have mill grain and bright cut accents applied to the main band, these are likely in silver. The star of the show is the rare sapphire which is step cut and goes from light yellow to orange depending on viewing angle. The stone measures just under 2 carats in size and is set in a stepped mount with flat claws forming a geometric pattern. The ring is likely from the 1930's or 40's period.
- Ring size : M (US size 6.25)
- Band Width: 1.6 to 1.7 mm
- Material : 18ct gold
- Stone: Padparadscha Sapphire (approx 1.9 carats)
- Weight: 2.43grams
Condition: Band and gold in very good order with slight wear. Silver shoulder mounts with minor rubbing. Sapphire with slight edge and corner nibbles, very difficult to see with naked eye but visible using a loupe. Very slight inclusions to the sapphire visible using a 10x loupe but quite a clear and bright example.
Code: A450 SP40-4
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