Antique ring with a .52 carat oval sapphire of circa .52 carats with GIA report stating it is natural, Cambodian, and without heat. Within an old European-cut diamond surround of circa 1.25 carats, and bullet-shaped shoulders. Mounted in platinum and gold. With French importation marks. 15 x 12mm. Circa 1910
Sapphires continue to be popular and this setting continues to evoke thoughts of royalty.
Diamond and gold mining has caused devastation in areas such as Africa, wreaking havoc on delicate ecosystems and communities. Choosing to go vintage, you are eliminating the need for more mining and lessening the demand for new diamonds.