18k Diamond and Pink Star Sapphire Ring
A brilliant ring boasting a pink star sapphire in the center and surrounded by diamonds. It is a halo-style ring with decorations on the shoulders that are simply amazing. Star sapphire is a special type of sapphire that has the property of asterism, an optical phenomenon (or a light effect) found in some crystals. When light reflects from the sapphire, a luminous, star-like pattern appears on its surface. Star sapphires are relatively rare as it occurs in approximately three percent of all raw sapphires.
The flow of gemstones from South Africa, India, Burma, and other countries was intermittent at best and almost nonexistent to some countries during the Retro Era of jewelry. The result was often the substitution of synthetic gemstones in new jewelry designs. Gemstones such as diamonds, rubies, and sapphires of any significant carat weight were scarce, so we are lucky to have this treasure in our possession.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, diamonds, pink star sapphire
Measurements: Size 7.5
Condition: Excellent condition.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.