Looking for a show stopping sapphire? This ring looks like it should adorn the finger of a countess, an empress, tsarina.If you need to channel your inner queen, this stunning piece will definitely help that goal. It is truly one of a kind.
The silver top seems to have been given a really fancy and well constructed 14K gold backing. This is good news because its a STURDY piece.
And its a big piece. The face measures 26mm north to south and 20mm east to west. The center natural navette or marquise shape sapphire is a deep bright blue and measures 11x6mm and is estimated to weigh about 1.65 carats. This is a natural, earth mined stone.
It is surrounded by a melee' of 25 rose cut diamonds set into the silver ring face. The diamonds range in size from 2mm to 3.5mm in diameter.There is one old mine cut set at the top (or bottom) of the ring which is about 3.75mm in diameter. Its very difficult to get a carat weight on the diamonds as they are hand cut and flat backed-- they are all slightly irregular in shape. I would estimate somewhere in the range of a carat to a carat and a quarter but can't be 100% accurate. The ring is unusual as it can be worn "point up" or "point down" for a different look. The shoulders are adorned with a swooping silver pattern that gives way to a polished 14K yellow gold band with an organic design that echoes the face. The band is 4mm wide in most parts tapering to a 3mm wide place at the back. The stones are secure with none missing. Two prongs at one end of the sapphire are not touching it, but it does not affect the security of the stone. Currently a small 6.5 it can be sized by your jeweler. This beauty is unmarked but fully tests for silver and 14K. It weighs an impressive 9.55 grams. The item "EDWARDIAN Rose Cut Diamond Navette SAPPHIRE Silver 14K Art Nouveau RING estate" is in sale since Sunday, January 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Rings". The seller is "mrsgotrocks" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.