Seldom does a stone capture one of nature's spectacular phenomena as the 4.40 carat lab produced sapphire in a precious padparadscha colour of this 18K white gold Belgian Estate ring from 1950. Surrounded by 18 rose cut diamonds within a mille grain border, its hue of lotus blossom and glow of sunset take your breath away which only leaves you the option to just kiss your man.
Antique jewelry object group: engagement ring (or anniversary ring)
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Belgium
Style: Fifties (of the twentieth century)
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Period: ca. 1950
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Material: 18K white gold
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Extra information: Verneuil - Auguste Victor Louis Verneuil was a French chemist (1856-1913) He invented a type of blowpipe (chalumeau) with which he was the first to lab produce rubies. This process is also sometimes referred to as 'flame fusion'. His results were published in 1904. The apparatus is still used today (sometimes in banks of several hundred units) to make synthetic varieties of corundum and other synthetic gemstones. Other processes were developed but those are used less frequently, e.g. hydrothermal, flux fusion, and Czochralski. Padparadscha Sapphire - Natural Padparadscha is a delicate light to medium toned pink-orange to orange-pink hue corundum, originally found in Sri Lanka, but also found in deposits in Vietnam and parts of East Africa. Padparadscha sapphires are rare; the rarest of all is the totally natural variety, with no sign of artificial treatment. The name is derived from the Sanskrit "padma ranga" (padma = lotus; ranga = color), a color akin to the lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera ‘Speciosa’). (from: Wikipedia)
Diamonds: 18 rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Precious stones: One sapphire (lab produced) (also called verneuil sapphire), in Padparadscha-color with an estimated weight of approximately 4.40 crt.
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and sapphire for September.
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Hallmarks: "750" indicating 18K gold
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Dimensions: top of ring 1,35 cm (0,53 inch) x 1,70 cm (0,67 inch)
Weight: 4,70 gram (3,02 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 53 & 17 , Size US 6¼ , Size UK: M
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 13290-0121
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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