Sapphire Ring - 1780

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A circa 1780 Georgian Period natural sapphire, diamonds, and gold ring in its original box. Originates from Exeter, Devon, England c. 1Sapphire Ring, surrounded by foiled diamonds.Sapphire Ring, surrounded by foiled diamonds.780 and was made by the, "Goldsmiths Depree & Young Ltd."

The 4.25 ct sapphire is of Burmese origin with no indication of heat treating. There were only two sources of sapphires known in the late eighteenth century. The mines of Burma and Ceylon. Burmese sapphires are known for their rich dark royal blue color with the faintest hint of violet. Sapphires from Ceylon were a much lighter blue. There was a plentiful supply of beautifully colored natural sapphires two hundred years ago.

Cushion cut foil backed bezel set gemstone with closed back setting surrounded by old European mine-cut diamonds set in rub over silver tinsel, high carat unsigned yellow gold

There are sixteen pinched rub-over silver set foil backed bright clear diamonds (2/5 ctw, ave. SI-1, H-I) surrounding a pinched collet rim gold set foil backed clear natural blue sapphire (4 1/4 ct, LI Clarity, Med. Intensity, Transparent, Med. Dark Tone, Good Emerald Cushion Cut) all mounted in 18k yellow gold.

The ring is the original approx. size 5 1/2, weighs approx. 6 1/2 grams, is 17mm long x 20mm wide x 21mm high.

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Leather and Velvet CaseLeather and Velvet CaseChased closed back.Chased closed back.Foiled stones.Foiled stones.