SOLD: Victorian Pailin sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1890


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This charming 19th century ring features a pretty blue unheated cushion cut sapphire.

A lively old mine cut diamond in a sweet tulip-shaped setting sits on either side.

Interesting fact: the sapphire comes from the Pailin area of Cambodia. The mines were exhausted by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s and 80s, so no new stones are available.

The construction of 18-carat yellow gold with a silver top is typical of 19th century diamond-set jewellery, with the silver allowing the whiteness of the diamonds to be reflected.


• Handmade in 18-carat gold and silver
• Natural mid-deep blue sapphire measuring 5.3 x 4.5 x 2.9mm estimated at 0.58 carats (inclusions indicate Pailin origin and no treatment)
• Two old mine cut diamonds set in silver fleur-de-lys shoulders estimated to total 0.10 carats, graded set as H/SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $4,750
• Size approximately 4 3/4 or J, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 1.7 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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