Edwardian Yogo Sapphire & Rose Cut Diamond Ring in 18k Gold
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An Edwardian-era, boat-shaped ring, set with three (natural and untreated), oval yogo sapphires that are accented by four small rose cut diamonds. These light-filled, cornflower blue sapphires are set (flush) into the ring's lacy openwork face, in prong-secured seats. The gallery has a charming scalloped profile, and the ring's shoulders are carved with curling arrow motifs that reflect the arrow and diamond shaped seats that hold the gemstones. Metal is 18k yellow gold. This ring is fully and clearly hallmarked for 18k gold, Chester, England, and the year 1913.
This ring can be easily re-sized; to add custom sizing to your order, visit our services page.
Ring face measures approx 9.7 mm x 16 mm. Sapphires measure 5.8 x 3.8 (in the center) and 4.5 x 3.5 (the two, flanking). TCW for sapphires is approx .9. The little rose cut diamonds measure approx 2.3 mm, each. Ring measures approx 6 mm at the shoulder, and tapers to approx 2 mm at the base of the shank.
Yogo sapphires were first mined in Montana, USA, in 1895. If you are interested in a rather extensive history of these stones, you can find a nice exposition here: