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First of all this a lovely ring that is well over 200 years old and in wonderful condition because it was will cared for. This age of jewelry items are scarce to fine on the antique market today.
This is a handmade Antique ring of 15 karat yellow gold, elegant simplicity in Style. The stone is a natural Sapphire, which is Corn Flower Blue in color. This color of sapphires was desired in the late 18th and 19th centuries and only mined in Madagascar. The center gemstone is 14 points of a carat; the gemstone is circles by six natural ocean seed pearls at 2 mm in size each.
Sapphire Gemstone Information:
The sky is just a gigantic blue sapphire stone into which the earth is embedded – this belief was cherished in ancient times. In fact, does there exist a better image to describe the beauty of an immaculate sapphire of purest blue? This color, which is strongly associated with sapphire, is also linked to emotions such as sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty. These emotions belong to features, which are permanent and reliable – emotions where overwhelming and fiery passion is not the main element, but rather composure, mutual understanding and unshakeable trust. In the Victorian Language of Gemstones Sapphires meant “Innocence”.
“Sapphires were used by the Romans for the development of greater trade with India, at the time of the Emperor Trajan. “SAPPHIRE- is the birthstone of September. The hardness of sapphires is 9 and they are considered a precious gemstone. A diamond is a hardness of 10, in comparison.
The size of the ring is 7 1/4 but can easily be resized larger of smaller if need. Both the ring and gemstone and pearls are in excellent condition.