Antique Victorian French Ceylon Sapphire Ring 19.16ct Sapphire With Cert


A magnificent antique French solitaire ring from the late 19th Century bestowed with a remarkable oval cut Ceylon sapphire with an intense, cornflower blue hue and an unusual off-centre culet. 

The stone is believed to have originated from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and has been weighed at an outstanding 19.16 carats and shows no signs of heat treatment. This is all detailed in a comprehensive gem certification that accompanies the piece. 

The Sri Lankan Sapphire, or “Ceylon” sapphire has been a favourite of kings and royalty throughout history and was regarded as a stone of truth, wisdom and strength. It’s valued for its striking blue hue that tends to be brighter and more vibrant than most other sapphires. 

The sapphire is held in a raised 18ct gold claw mount that crowns it prominently atop the finger for all to see. It features ornate, scrolling artistry on the sides with a thick gold band at the back decorated with high relief engraving of tangled foliate motifs leading to a heart at the back stamped with an 18ct French Eagle mark and maker’s mark. 

This is a one of a kind antique statement ring, very rare and in pristine condition. The workmanship is exceptional, and the sapphire is truly breath-taking to behold. 

We recommend you insure for £37,000. We can provide a written Valuation on completion of the sale. 

WEIGHT: 11.6 grams

SIZE: P (UK), 7 ½ (US) – We offer free re-sizing, it takes approx. 1-2 weeks. Please request your size at checkout.

MEASURES: Gallery Height 10mm x Width 21mm x Depth 10mm – Band Width 5mm

METAL: 18ct Gold (Stamped)

STONES: Ceylon Sapphire (18.07 x 9.19 x 12.08mm – Weighs 19.16ct)    

AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1880 – 1900)

MARKS: French 18ct Eagle mark, Maker’s mark

CONDITION: Excellent 


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