Victorian sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1890


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Bright blue sapphires and lively old mine cut diamonds feature in this late Victorian carved half hoop ring in 18-carat yellow gold.

The sapphires are of that lovely Ceylon type of mid blue – so hard to find. The old mine cut diamonds in between them are white and bright.

All the stones are well matched – an important point, and often not the case for antique jewellery, as many pieces will have replacement stones that have been added over the years.

A charming detail is the placement of eight tiny rose cut diamonds along the setting edges, adding extra sparkle to this beauty.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Round cut blue Ceylon type sapphire at centre estimated at 0.40 carats
• Two round cut blue Ceylon type sapphires on sides estimated to total 0.40 carats
• Two old mine cut diamonds estimated to total 0.44 carats, graded set as H/SI1 & SI2
• Eight rose cut diamonds estimated to total 0.04 carats, graded set as H/SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $5,850
• Size approximately 9 or R 1/2, but easily resized free of charge
• Weight is 3.4 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other antique and vintage rings are for sale separately (some have sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of them

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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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