An oval sapphire and diamond cluster ring, circa 1915, central oval mixed-cut sapphire approx 5.66ct, surrounded by old-cut diamonds, total diamond content approx 0.9ct, in modern 18ct gold settings, hallmarks Birmingham 1994, setting height 15.8mm, size N, 4.6g. Prov: ex Phillips Fine Jewellery Sale, 12th April 1994, Lot 66
Estimate £3,000 - £3,500
Very good overall condition, all stones present, piece has been converted into a ring since its sale with Phillips as a bar brooch, central stone has a relatively dark blue colour saturation with a few internal inclusions such as veils and fractures some of which are surface reaching mostly on the pavilion, some very light surface abrasions, diamonds generally slightly yellow with a few small surface chips and internal black spot inclusions only visible through a loupe, settings lightly abraded, hallmarks clear, stamped 750
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