Edwardian Synthetic Sapphire and Diamond Five Stone Ring, Circa 1916
ABOUT THIS RING
Hailing from Birmingham, England, circa 1916--according to the hallmarks inside the ring shank--this classic late-Victorian/Edwardian 'carved' ring glistens and glows with three bright cornflower blue stones (who knew that synthetic * sapphire was used so early on?), interspersed by a pair of small sparkling European-cut diamonds. Crafted in rich 18K yellow gold and finished with a gracefully scrolled side gallery. Total sapphire weight, .45 carat. Currently ring size 7. *Back in the day, due to their uniformity of color and flawless clarity, synthetic sapphires were considered a modern improvement over their natural counterparts, their differences discernible only with a microscope.